Green Story on Our Building
Philpotts designers were already being asked by clients to provide green design for their projects. So when faced with the opportunity to renovate an old, graffiti-ridden building in downtown Honolulu, we were up for the challenge. We believe being "green" is no longer just a sidebar, but a necessary element of contemporary design.
Our own building was retrofitted with photovoltaic panels which convert sunlight into electricity; double-glazed windows cut down on electrical consumption; low V.O.C. paint was used throughout the building minimizing harmful effects to the inhabitants and the ozone layer and low flow fixtures reduced water consumption.
The company attempts to have our employees LEED certified so we can offer the same services to others. By beginning with our own building, we taught ourselves and learned to be more sustainable.