LPA Ranks 15th on Top 100 Green Design Firm List

LPA is the 15th largest green design firm in the country, up from 17th last year, according to Engineering News-Records' just-released Top 100 Green Buildings Design Firms report. LPA is also the 5th largest firm in the education sector and the only firm in the Top 20 with 100 percent green revenue, according to ENR's data.

ENR’s Top Green Building survey ranks construction and design firms according to revenue generated in 2018, with a special focus on green design. The 2019 results indicate a growing demand for sustainable buildings, the publication says. The Top 100 green design firms generated a collective $6.77 billion in revenue, a nine percent increase from $6.21 billion in 2017. Green contracting firms also saw an increase—by 10.5 percent—in revenue over the previous year.

LPA makes energy efficiency a core goal of every design. The firm was one of only 16 in the country to beat the AIA 2030 Commitment of reducing energy use in buildings by at least 70 percent in 2018—and the largest firm to hit the standard. The 2030 Commitment seeks to reduce fossil fuel energy use by 10 percent every five years until reaching 100 percent reduction by 2030.

“It is important to confront the issues on a substantial scale,” LPA President Dan Heinfeld said in a press release. “Institutionalizing energy efficiency and sustainability at large firms can make a difference.”

LPA has designed one of the largest portfolios of LEED Platinum and LEED Gold projects in the country. The integrated firm completed a wide range of sustainable projects across several sectors in 2018, including the LEED Gold Mazda North American Headquarters, LEED-Schools Gold Marlborough School’s athletics facility and two LEED Gold facilities for West Valley College.

All six LPA offices are LEED-certified spaces, with the Irvine and San Antonio offices achieving LEED v4 Platinum, the U.S. Green Building Council’s top status.

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