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Specific and Strategic Advice

Our sustainability experts play a key role in helping a client weigh the benefits of complying with the requirements of a rating system or developing their own sustainability approach; our advice is specific and strategic.

The best approach to achieve a cost effective and simultaneously highly sustainable project is to consider sustainability at the inception of a project.

HLW performs detailed research and gap analysis for project owners considering rating systems such as LEED V4, the Living Building Challenge, and WELL.

Incorporate Smart Sustainability

Regardless of decisions regarding third party certification systems, HLW always strives to incorporate smart sustainability goals into every project during design and construction. To that end, HLW can also help clients determine when the third party rating systems may not be appropriate for a project and when it can be more advantageous to develop a client-specific set of bespoke sustainability standards.

Featured Projects


Global tech giant sets the standard for creative, sustainable workplaces

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Capital One - Café 56

LEED-Certified café supports employee health and wellness on corporate campus

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Hofstra University Zarb School of Business

Supporting entrepreneurship is at the heart of Hofstra’s new Zarb School of Business

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