Through the research of new and application of proven technologies, TWP’s sustainable design goals for each building project seek to avoid depletion of energy, water, and raw material resources and to limit ecological degradation, thus creating environments that are livable, comfortable, safe, and promote productivity of their occupants. Whether certification is a specific goal or not, TWP consults with owners at project commencement to program sustainable design features best suited for their project including, but not limited to, environmental site planning, water efficiency, energy performance, material performance, indoor environmental quality, and other sustainable design features.
For more information on LEED, please visit the U.S. Green Building Council website: www.usgbc.org
TWP participated with Episcopal Homes of Minnesota on a major urban renewal development in Saint Paul. Episcopal Homes’ Carty Heights project represents the first HUD 202 Senior Housing Facility in the United States to utilize geothermal technology for heating and cooling requirements. Situated on a small site, 70 wells driven 250 feet deep provide heating to the building through a direct exchange geothermal heat pump. Carty Heights also features high-efficiency windows, lighting, energy star appliances, and common areas with ample day-lighting for residents.