Sustainable Design

Our Sustainability Philosophy

The market is currently shifting to a new paradigm with sustainability becoming a standard consideration. Chazen can take you there. Chazen professionals manage the environmental review, agency permitting, and local approval process for sustainable projects through a wide range of planning, design, and technical tasks, as follows.

Our Sustainability Philosophy


  • LEED Compliant, Low-Impact-Design Practices
  • Pipeless, Living Green Streets & Bioswales
  • Wastewater Reuse & Decentralized Treatment
  • Stream Crossing Designs for Aquatic Connectivity & Quality
  • Integrated Stormwater Designs for Groundwater Recharge

Planning & Landscape Architecture

  • Traditional Neighborhood Design
  • Non Motorized/Multi Use Trail Design & Connectivity Analysis
  • Rain Gardens & Runoff Bioretention Layout
  • Sustainable, Mixed-Use Zoning Code & Site Development
  • Conservation Easement Planning
  • Wetland Design/Restoration for Stormwater Management
  • Street Tree Plans & Native Planting Designs
  • Local Code Sustainability Reviews
  • Green Design Project Reviews
  • Climate Adaptation & Waterside Planning

Environment & Ecology

  • Natural Resource Inventories
  • Threatened, Rare, & Endangered Species Evaluations
  • Brownfields Remediation & Reuse
  • Habitat Integration & Management Plans
  • Watershed Use Budgets & Consumption Analysis
  • Aquatic Quality Sampling & Flows Monitoring
  • Geothermal & Solar Options Reviews
  • Wetland & Riparian Zone Integration & Restoration

Chazen professionals are deeply engaged with LEED and National Green Building Standard design teams, with many of our staff LEED AP certified.