Architect Magazine Ranks EYP #1 in Energy & Sustainability for Second Year in Row
More than 120 firms qualified for the survey, and rankings were based on a variety of metrics, including profitability and revenue, design, green practices, and employee benefits.
This year’s sustainability ranking was based on the following scoring system:
- 22%: Participation in the AIA’s 2030 Commitment program and percentage of the gross square footage of projects completed between 2011 and 2013 that were verified as meeting 2030 targets
- 38% Energy and water metrics: the percentage of gross square footage of a firm’s projects that pursued a potable water reduction beyond what was mandated by code, that incorporated energy modeling or daylighting studies, that included features of resilient design, or that were designed using performance-based contracts. Credit was also given for the percentage of projects completed between 2012 and 2013, on a gross-square-footage basis, for which energy data was collected and verified as having met the project goals
- 20%: The percentage of a firm’s employees with LEED AP or Green Associate credentials
- 20%: A score for the green project that best demonstrated a firm’s commitment to sustainability (scoring by architect editors). The projects we submitted in both 2014 and 2015 earned perfect scores from the judges.