Client Testimonials

“Sustainable Design Consulting's experience and knowledge working with many sustainability standards has made a complex and challenging project not only successful, but a pleasure to work on. Renovation of an existing 1930's masonry structure with the goal of achieving LEED Gold, ILFI Living Building Challenge Petal Certification, as well as meeting the clients own internal program and aggressive EUI would not have been possible without SDC's involvement in the project. They showed dedication through all phases of the project, educating, collaborating, and providing structured feedback to a large team of stakeholders. They helped the team make informed decisions and kept the project on track to achieve all sustainable design standards sought. We hope to have the opportunity to work with SDC on future projects.”

— Lynn Webster, AIA, Mesick Cohen Wilson Baker Architects

“Sustainable Design Consulting is a leader in the region on green building technology and green building certification. SDC's staff is thoughtful, creative, and detail-oriented and has expertise in all aspects of sustainable construction. Their integrated design approach is the key to their success in delivering energy efficient, water efficient and overall sustainable buildings through a variety of green building rating systems.”

— Joan Kelsch, LEED AP, Former Green Building Program Manager, Arlington County

“At the heart of sustainability is ethical practice. Over decades steering projects toward sustainability, SDC has embodied this imperative through their stellar work.

— Carl Elefante, FAIA, FAPT, LEED AP, Principal Emeritus, Quinn Evans Architects

“I have enjoyed working with SDC for the past 18+ years and counting. Our firm has almost 80 completed LEED certified projects and we still collaborate with SDC because the team has unparalleled expertise in technical and process applications, leadership in the green building community, and advocacy in this evolving sustainable design industry.”

— Amy Upton, AIA, LEED Fellow, Principal, Director of Environmental Design, Grimm + Parker

“We have completed numerous projects with SDC over the past decade.  They are always highly organized and enjoyable to work with.  We look forward to continuing this excellent relationship.”

— Eric Colbert, AIA, President, ERIC COLBERT & ASSOCIATES PC

“SDC has helped us achieve and exceed our project sustainability goals on multiple recent projects. We were able to achieve LEED silver on a series of complex renovations and are targeting LEED Gold on a new construction project that had LEED silver as the minimum requirement. Their involvement has helped the entire team stay focused on our sustainability goals through construction.”

— Brent Amos, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Cooper Carry

“We feel SDC's contributions to our project were instrumental to our project's success. We will continue to work with SDC as opportunities arise and highly recommend them.”

— Tricia Nash, IIDA, WELL AP, LEED AP ID+C, Director of Interiors, INTEC Group, Inc.

"SDC has been our go-to partner for sustainable design consulting for over a decade. They have supported our Sports and Higher Education studios and clients with expert knowledge and a keen attention to detail. SDC's thorough and clear approach to improving the integration of sustainability in our built environment is unparalleled."

— Mike Drye, AIA, Principal, HKS

“SDC has worked with MAP for over a decade and is an integral part of our team on projects requiring sustainable design services. We intend to continue utilizing their services contingent on project needs.”

— Dev Duggal, Principal, Metropolitan Architects and Planners, Inc.