KSA recognizes the need for smart design that utilizes environmentally-conscious strategies that will ensure that our decisions, designs, and projects of today do not inhibit the opportunities of future generations. As a result, we now offer sustainable architecture to our clients. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System has become the leader for providing a means to document and certify sustainable projects. LEED certified buildings are designed to:
- Lower operating costs (thus increasing life cycle value of the building)
- Reduce waste (divert excessive amounts of construction waste from landfills)
- Conserve energy and water
- Provide a safer and healthier indoor environment for all occupants
- Reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions
Sustainable projects often qualify for tax rebates, zoning allowances, and several other incentives in numerous municipalities across the country. In addition, a LEED certified project demonstrates an owner's commitment to be socially and environmentally responsible to our future.
KSA is ready to lead the project team through a holistic design and construction process for each of our projects. Past efforts have produced a LEED Certified project for the Louisiana Army National Guard (LAARNG) at Camp Beauregard in Pineville, Louisiana. The Joint Forces Headquarters Building was one of the first certified projects to have been designed and constructed following LEED principles in the State of Louisiana (Certified Level achieved June 2009). In addition we are currently in the construction phase for another project with the LAARNG that will produce a LEED Silver certified new Armed Forces Reserve Center at Camp Minden in Minden, Louisiana.