Sustainable Design
     ...beyond "green-washing" to real action

New Jersey:
   713 Creek Road
   Bellmawr, NJ 08031
   Tel 856.396.6200
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Sustainable design is the art of designing physical objects, the built environment and services to comply with the principles of economic, social, and ecological sustainability.

The aim of sustainable design is to produce places, products and services in a way that reduces the use of non-renewable resources, minimizes environmental impact, and relates people with the natural environment.

Sustainable architecture is the design of sustainable buildings. Sustainable architecture attempts to reduce the collective environmental impacts during the production of building components, during the construction process, as well as during the lifecycle of the building.


Garrison Architects will provide design leadership in certifying your building at LEED Silver, Gold or Platinum levels as you desire.

LEED is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings' performance.

LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health:
    Sustainable site development,
    Water savings,
    Energy Efficiency &
         Alternative Sources,
    Materials selection and Reuse
    Indoor environmental quality.


Sustainable Solutions



Gloucester Township
with Gloucester Twp. Schools
and Black Horse Pike Regional Schools
ESIP Program at
Ann Mullen Middle School
Blackwood Elementary School
C W Lewis Middle School
Erial El
ementary School
en Landing Middle School
J W Lily Elementary School
Loring Fleming Elementary School
Union Valley Elementary School
Triton High School
Timber Creek High School

Gloucester Twp. ESIP Program

  ESIP Program  
  Cape May County
Sea Isle Branch Library
LEED Silver Rating
Little Egg Harbor School District
PV Solar Rooftop Installations
Frog Pond School
Mitchell Elementary School
  Atlantic County Utilities Authority
Geothermal Heatsource
Pennsgrove Schools
Aerco Boilers



Palmyra Schools
PV Solar Rooftop Installation
Charles School Improvements

In conjunction with an HVAC improvement throughout the elementary school

Gloucester County
Institute of Technology
PV Solar Rooftop Installation




    Gloucester County College  

Gloucester County College
Sustainable Design
University Center

Kingsway Regional Schools
Ground Mounted Solar Array

1.6MW ground mounted system at the
Kingsway campus
  Kingsway Solar Array  

Clayton Solar



Clayton Public Schools
Roof Mounted Solar Array

232KW system at the Simmons Elementary School and a 229KW system at the Middle School




Energy Saving Improvement Plans for NJ Schools (ESIP)
NJ law allows government agencies to make energy related improvements to their facilities and pay for the costs using the value of energy savings that result from the improvements. The “Energy Savings Improvement Program” (ESIP), provides all government agencies in New Jersey with a flexible tool to improve and reduce energy usage with minimal expenditure of new financial resources.


Energy Audits, Energy Reduction Plans, Bidding and Construction have been managed by Garrison Architects for;
Black Horse Pike Regional Schools
in conjunction with Gloucester Twp.
Lower Cape May Regional Schools
Millville Public Schools
Salem County Vocational School
Upper Township Schools
Waterford Public Schools


    NJBPU Local Goverment
Energy Audit Program

Garrison Architects has assisted the following clients for the NJBPU Audit;

Bellmawr Public Schools
Black Horse Pike Regional Schools
Clayton Public Schools
Ewing Township School Districts
Franklin Twp School District
Gloucester Twp Public Schools
Little Egg Harbor School District
Lower Cape May Regional Schools
Millville Public Schools

Moorestown Public Schools
Pleasantville Public Schools

Salem County Vocational School
Upper Township School District
Waterford Public Schools


NJBPU Direct Install Program

Created specifically for existing small to medium-sized facilities, Direct Install is a turnkey solution that makes it easy and affordable to upgrade to high efficiency equipment. NJ will provide you with a FREE energy assessment and a participating contractor will work with you to cut your facility’s energy costs by replacing lighting, HVAC and other outdated operational equipment with energy efficient alternatives. The program pays up to 70% of retrofit costs, dramatically improving your payback on the project.

  Garrison Architects has assisted the following clients for the NJBPU program;

Bellmawr Park Elementary School
Ethel Burke Elementary School
Magnolia Elementary School
Moorestown Elementary, Middle & High Schools
North Wildwood's Mace Elementary School
Woodlyn Elementary School



    Solar Energy project expected to bring savings to Glo Co College, GCIT
South Jersey Times August 23, 2013
    Pittsgrove Schools to move ahead with solar
Today's Sumbeam December 26, 2011
    Kingsway Regional School district eyes solar array project
South Jersey Times June 9, 2011
    Millville Schools look for energy savings
The   April 16, 2011
    Kingsway wins national Energy Star award
District News Release January 25, 2011
    School districts embrace going green
Burlington County Times August 24, 2009
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