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Proffitt and Associates recognizes the enormous impact that the construction industry has on our environment. In an effort to be responsible stewards of the Earth, we strive to lessen our environmental footprint in our design work and in our everyday lives. As early as 1970, Michael Proffitt partnered with local builders to design passive solar housing to be constructed on the outskirts of Frederick. From then until now, the firm has implemented policies to preserve natural resources and care for our planet.

As members of the U.S. Green Building Council since 2006, we have successfully certified two Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects and have others on the boards. Our on-staff LEED Accredited Professionals provide in-depth knowledge of sustainable design and proven experience with LEED certification. Even before LEED was developed, the firm completed an innovative and sustainable adaptive re-use of a historic gothic dairy barn in Dickerson, Maryland for Montgomery County. The project included composting toilets, on-site greywater treatment, and translucent insulated fiberglass skylights.

In 2008, the firm decided to develop a company sustainability initiative. We are taking steps every day to not only “talk the talk”, but actually “walk the walk” of sustainability.

 

   

 

 

 

 

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