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Our clients realize the value, and the savings, in planning, designing, building and maintaining sustainable and energy effiecient buildingsTDM recognizes the need for sustainable design and building practices, not only because it is "the right thing to do" but also because it is "the smart thing to do". Our clients, public and private, realize the value, and the savings, in planning, designing, building, and maintaining sustainable and energy efficient facilities. These are the kind of facilities that are conceived through the notion that common sense building practices based on fundamental criteria such as context, climate, and form as an honest interpretation of function, are the best ways to ensure durability, performance, and long term viability.

Our approach to sustainable design takes advantage of what is readily available and explores what is practically achievable through a simple evaluation of program and performance goals and integration of proven green technology. In order to stay within a given budget we minimize the overall building envelope first; a smaller envelope reduces both energy and building material consumption.

our approach to sustainable design starts with taking advantage of what is readily available and moves toward what is practically achievable.We reduce the length of utility runs; we make use of natural light wherever possible; we plan to salvage and re-cycle existing building materials slated for removal or demolition; we use strategic sun shading, high efficiency thermal insulation and natural ventilation; and we perform additional life cycle studies to explore the feasibility of available energy efficient systems. Examples of green technology integration include the use of:  Underfloor HVAC plenum distribution system at the ELAC Technology Center  Chilled beam HVAC system at ELAC Health Sciences Career Center Using LEED and CHPS as tools to manage and monitor our Clients' sustainable goals has enabled us, and our clients, to design, build, and manage not only energy efficient but energy generating buildings and facilities as well.

 

Partial List of Projects

  • L.A. Southwest College Child Development Center and Education Complex, Los Angeles, CA.
  • James A. Collins Center for Hospitality Management, Cal Poly Pomona, CA
  • East Los Angeles College Health & Science Career Center, Monterey Park, CA
  • East Los Angeles College Technology Center, Monterey Park, CA
  • LAUSD John Liechty Middle School
  • LAUSD Sandra Cisneros Learning Academy
  • WUHSD Pioneer High School Photo-voltaic Installation
  • WUHSD La Serna High School Photo-voltaic Installation
  • WUHSD Santa Fe High School Photo-voltaic Installation
  • WUHSD Sierra Education Center Photo-voltaic Installation
  • WUHSD California High School Photo-voltaic Installation
  • Northrop Grumman Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
  • LA Harbor YTI Pilot System Crane Shop Building Photo-voltaic Installation