EMERYVILLE, Calif. Feb. 10, 2011 http://www.ratcliffarch.com San Francisco Bay Area GreenMatrix™ Green Action Plan
Ross Levy http://www.ratcliffarch.com/Sustainability Kit Ratcliff Brian Feagans
The service guides the firm’s new and existing clients in academic, civic and healthcare sectors to assess their planned–or existing–facility and ultimately eliminate detrimental climate impacts from all activities where the organization has influence.
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Levy views the solution as comprising systems that are adaptive and resilient, mutually supportive, flexible and overlapping so that necessary functions may be fulfilled in a variety of ways. "Adaptive system planning brings us towards a vision of the future with the knowledge that we live in a dynamic environment," said Levy. "By engaging in the sustainable discourse at the most encompassing level, we are gaining a tremendous amount of knowledge that we are bringing back to our architectural practice."
"All of our actions have associated consequences, many of which are not considered in traditional practice," said Ratcliff. "In this sense, we are re-inventing the practice of architecture, expanding the definition of environmental design by looking at complete systems, inputs and outflows and taking responsibility for long-term resilience and sustainability."
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Ross Levy San Francisco University of California, Berkeley Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Emeryville, California RATCLIFF Western United States and that obligates it to evolve the practice so that by the year 2030 it will be designing entirely carbon-neutral buildings.