Todd Jersey Architecture designs buildings that address human needs while conserving the environment. As green architecture firm, they aim to create attractive, functional, efficient structures. Located in the San Francisco Bay area (Berkeley, California), Todd Jersey Architecture is a leader in green architecture. The firm has been developing, perfecting and implementing green building for more than twenty years! They have designed green architecture projects throughout Northern California and have a wide variety of buildings in their portfolio, including condominiums, homes, hotels, schools, public buildings, historic renovations, churches and retail stores. In fact, they are the first architectural firm in the United States to be Gold Certified by the United States Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program for a green commercial hotel project!
They are often asked about what green architects do and how green architecture is different from the traditional paradigm. They have stated that green architects design green buildings that use renewable energy sources such as wind or solar energy, unlike conventional homes which are built to run on fossil fuels. That's a pretty innovative idea. Todd Jersey Architecture takes advantage of the bountiful sun found in California. They design buildings to make the most of sunlight in order to heat buildings in the winter months and to manage the heat from the sun in the summer months. They also implement the use of solar panels to generate electricity for their buildings. They even go so far as to use wind energy to cool the buildings that they design!
The folks at Todd Jersey Architecture collaborate with experts in a variety of fields to design and build the most energy-efficient, durable, high performance, beautiful buildings around. However, Todd Jersey Architecture's environmental efforts don't end with the amazing buildings they design for clients! They are also incredibly active within the community, having created The Living Laboratories Project in 1996. The Living Laboratories Project allows Todd Jersey Architecture to donate environmental design services and project management skills to schools in need of restoration. Once involved with a school, Todd Jersey Architecture will create a customized renovation plan which incorporates green design as well.
Todd Jersey Architecture is a fabulous example of the good that a green architect can do. Not only does Todd Jersey Architecture design green buildings, but they also work hard to improve their local community.