sustainable design

DiNisco Design’s core design philosophy has always focused on environmental quality. Strategies such as effective daylighting work with energy efficient lighting design to provide productive environments for learning, work and play while reducing operating costs. Thoughtful construction sequencing, design detailing, and materials selection can have long-term benefits to indoor air quality. Today, these qualities are being embraced by the architectural and client community as Green or Sustainable Design.

In 1988, we designed a greenhouse incorporating active and passive solar heating strategies for a school on Martha’s Vineyard. The greenhouse is the school’s main entry as well as a science classroom all while bringing significant heating cost savings. Today, we are involved with three grants awarded by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Green Schools Initiative to incorporate such sustainable design strategies as renewable energy in the form of solar photovoltaics, daylighting, high efficiency lighting, and rainwater harvesting to the towns of Danvers, North Andover, and Milford.

DiNisco Design is committed to sustainable design. We are proud members of the Green Roundtable. Two members of our design team are LEED Accredited Professionals.