We are proud to announce our re-certification as a San Francisco Green Business! Run by SF Environment, the program helps businesses implement sustainable and profitable environmental practices. Program members must re-apply every three years to ensure they remain compliant. To comply, we met strict environmental standards for waste reduction, water and energy conservation, and pollution prevention. We look forward to working with our fellow certified green businesses, and highly recommend the program. Please see our green business environmental policy statement introduction below for an insight to our stance on sustainability.

Environmental Policy Statement
William Duff Architects is passionate about serving our clients through the creation of innovative, sustainable architecture delivered through excellent project management.

From initial concept through project completion, sustainability is engrained in our design process. We begin by identifying our client’s vision and the values intrinsic to each site. Availability of sunlight, wind, water, topography and infrastructure, as well as the project’s program inform our design, choice of systems and material selection. Our goal is to create elegant buildings that respect the environment, respond to our client’s needs and make the world a better place to live.

WDA places the same importance on sustainable principles in our daily activities as we do in our architectural practice. Our office maximizes energy and resource efficiencies, and our team is highly conscious of our individual and collective environmental impact. We strive to leave the smallest carbon footprint possible. Our office location was chosen based on proximity to public transit, and as a result – the majority of WDA employees walk, bike or take public transit to work.

William Duff Architects, Inc. incorporates sustainability into our core business operations through internal and external efforts. Specifically, we shall adopt the following policies and practices:

1. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
2. Purchase environmentally preferable products
3. Conserve energy, water and natural resources
4. Practice green business policies on checklist
5. Incorporate sustainable best practices and materials into our designs

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