Design is paramount to everything that we do. We believe that truly creative designs go far beyond the look and feel, and are based on a complex set of criteria. The environments that we create reflect present and future times, peoples imaginations, priorities, needs, culture and tastes. They feel modern and fresh, and yet are sympathetic to their surroundings. What we create today will have a profound affect on the emotions of people who will use them tomorrow.

future engineering acknowledges the relationship between human endeavors and global climate change, a problem with grave implications for this and future generations. Furthermore,future engineering recognizes that current practices in the building industry result in patterns of energy use, resource consumption, and waste production that contribute substantially to this problem, and that our industry has a responsibility to take action in light of this fact. Finally, future engineering recognizes our role as leaders in a process that initiates patterns of use and consumption that determine the impact of a project over its lifetime.

We will endeavor to promote this ethic of sustainability by educating ourselves and our clients about best practices to position ourselves as a leading industry resource and by continuing to measure our progress and performance.

Capitalizing on the unique opportunities, goals and challenges of each project while building a common framework of tools and resources to make effective application of new technologies, approaches and an evolving set of best practices.
future engineering has always remained committed to the efficiency of our buildings and the health and well-being of their occupants. As these issues have been embraced by the building industry and the public at large, we have renewed our commitment to conservation and broadened our approach to sustainability.

Energy Conservation :
Energy consumption is at the root of many environmental issues, including climate change, habitat destruction, waste generation, and pollution. future engineering is actively pursuing design solutions that conserve energy beyond the industry standard.
To this end, we continue to pay careful attention to the design of the building envelope, fenestration, and HVAC systems and controls. In fact, future engineering is a regional leader in the specification of Ground Source Heat Pumps, a heating and cooling strategy that has recently enjoyed renewed attention.
In addition to our continuous investigation and pursuit of best practices in energy conservation, we have embraced additional efforts in energy conservation that will help us to evaluate and learn from the initiatives of each project. We have added energy modeling to our typical design process, which helps us evaluate the energy performance of each building during the design phase. Through the energy modeling utilized in the design, future engineering anticipates a 40% reduction in the expected energy expenditure of the building. We are also expanding our Measurement and Verification capacities to better evaluate and respond to the actual energy performance of our buildings. These reflective efforts will help us to meet our commitment to the 2030 Challenge, which calls for an immediate 50% reduction in fossil fuel greenhouse gas emissions from buildings.

Water Management :
Similar to energy consumption, the use, quality, and flow of water has extensive environmental impacts, affecting the health of waterways, as well as the availability and quality of drinking water. future engineering has consistently advocated the use of water conservation initiatives in its buildings including water efficient fixtures and equipment, rainwater harvesting, and landscape designed for minimized irrigation. Furthermore, our firm has a celebrated record of responsible stewardship to the watersheds of its buildings through initiatives such as vegetated roofs, bio-filtration systems, rain gardens, constructed wetlands, and low impact development.

Occupant Health and Well-Being :
Future Engineering has long treated the quality of its indoor spaces as environments to inspire and nurture the life within. Abundant daylight, fresh air, and careful moisture control have been standards to future engineering designs.

Durability :
At future engineering, we design buildings to last. Designed to a minimum 150 year standard, the durability of our buildings is their greatest contribution to their sustainability. By designing for their continued adaptation in lieu of their demolition and replacement, we are effectively conserving countless material resources, energy expense and landfill space.

Current LEED Projects :
Recent interest in sustainability and the development of the USGBC’s LEED program has inspired future engineering to align its sustainable efforts with the LEED evaluation system. Although the firm has an internal commitment to design all new projects to a LEED Silver standard, we have also engaged many of our new clients to pursue LEED certification.