Green Design


APEX Incorporates Sustainable “Green design” strategies into their designs to provide homes  and buildings that are environmentally responsible, healthy, enjoyable places to reside, work, study or visit.


APEX utilizes a whole building approach to sustainability  by recognizing key areas of building performance and incorporating as many strategies that the project budget will allow.



Some specific sustainable strategies that are incorporated include:

  • Building / site orientation
  • Natural ventilation
  • Day-lighting techniques
  • Utilization of responsible materials
  • High performance glazing
  • Increased thermal insulation
  • Alternative fuel sources
  • Reduced water usage
  • Improved indoor air quality
  • Xeriscaping
  • Light and thermostat controls
  • Zoned HVAC systems

Alternative Energy Sources

Incorporation of Photovoltaic (PV) or Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) solar energy systems, geothermal heating/cooling systems and wind energy. This could include the research and application of grants and incentives to offset initial costs, return on investment (ROI) studies as well as the complete selection and design of the appropriate system(s).

LEED Certification

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification, which is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance ‘green’ buildings.

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