Powell & Parsons Green & Sustainable Design
Beck, Powell & Parsons has been applying the principles of green
and sustainable design to its projects since the early 1970's.
This work has included the application of active and passive
solar energy systems, energy conserving building designs and
systems, specification of renewable and recycled building materials,
and specification of materials, products to minimize indoor
air quality problems and many other green principles.
The firm has published or contributed to many books, informational
brochures, federal studies and articles dealing with energy
conservation and solar design. We have given lectures, testified
before congressional committees and organized various demonstrations
and expos on solar design and energy conservation.
The currently exploding interest in green and healthy buildings
is exciting to us. As members of the US Green Building Council,
we are currently training in the LEED Leadership in Energy Design
program and are currently designing a Silver Level LEED rating
(minimum) facility for the Maryland State Highway Administration.