Sustainable Design

Associated practices a collaborative design process. We use an integrated, synergistic approach, considering all phases of the overall project life-cycle, aimed at achieving demonstrable optimal management of energy, environmental, human, waste, and water assets during design, construction, and operation. Sustainable design is not a discipline on its own, but rather a common practice with thoughtful, creative, and innovative engineering that crosses all disciplines.  Across Associated, staff members share ideas to meet and overcome current and future challenges. We promote economic, environmental, and social sustainability on all our projects. We collaborate with our clients to develop sustainable plans and designs.

For more information, please contact Mark Porter (National Practice Leader, Building Services) at

additional resources

BC Climate Change Poster

This poster condenses over 50 pages of data from the provinces report on climate changes over the last century into a succinct overview... and warning of trends that are affecting us right now. Contact Lianna Mah for more information and a higher-resolution version.

Net Zero Design - Mitigating Climate Change

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Reaching the tipping point of performance-based building design

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Sustainable engineering integration helps mitigate climate change

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Building the business case for energy efficient buildings

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Design Charrettes lead to creative solutions

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Crowchild Trail–Flanders Avenue Interchange in Calgary delivered on-time as design-build project

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Proposed rainwater harvesting system at YVR strengthens Vancouver Airport Authority’s sustainable design leadership

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McLennan Design

Metro Vancouver

Yarrow EcoVillage