Sustainability, Beyond the Initial Certification. Our Work is Not Done.

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The services, consultation and design provided by your Architect should create a culture and awareness of environmental responsibility for your building occupants, visitors and facility managers.   However, when it comes to creating a “Green” or “Sustainable” project, the work to ensure the long-term benefits of your initial investment are achieved should continue well beyond the initial design, construction and occupancy of your building.
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LEED GOLD Cashman Corporate Headquarters Receives Legacy Award

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In celebration of Earth Day, the U.S. Green Building Council Nevada (USGBC Nevada) and GREEN Alliance honored local leaders who are inspiring immense progress for Nevada, illuminating the best in green building, community engagement and service at the GREENFest Awards Gala. In a recent award ceremony, Cashman Equipment received the Community Green Building Legacy Award for its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold corporate headquarters in Henderson, Nevada. Read More

Sustainable Architecture’s View on Solar Panels

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For decades, controversy and solar energy have gone in tandem. Recently, the level of controversy surrounding solar energy has hit a new peak due to new legislation passed in Nevada and proposed in Utah in March 2016.

Whether in our public works architecture or sustainable architecture project, SH Architecture utilizes solar energy when we can. Solar energy does not harm our beautiful and delicate environments. Additionally, solar energy is a solution that addresses the global problem of climate change.

You may wonder, however, how does solar energy actually work? What is the big deal behind it? As the topic of solar energy becomes harder to ignore, we find it conducive for energy consumers to understand what solar energy is and why it is a better alternative to traditional energy sources. Read More

Nature and Architecture – Hand in Hand

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Have you ever considered the relationship between nature and sustainable architecture? When you think of sustainable energy, the first thoughts that jump into your head are installing solar panels and using reclaimed wood. While these are wonderful ideas, the relationship between architecture and nature can be unbalanced, with architecture usually being favored over nature.

Sustainable architecture goes beyond repurposing resources. Sustainable architecture can be where both nature and architecture work together, and still look amazing. Read More