commitment and policy
Ike Kligerman Barkley fosters a holistic approach to Architecture and Interior Design, which pairs the owner's personal sustainability goals with the availability of renewable natural resources. We consider the wisdom of the regional vernacular architecture and utilize both passive and active systems to yield the optimal solution for each project.
Our tools include house orientation, massing, window placement, shading and natural ventilation as well as photovoltaic, geothermal, wind, and hydroelectric systems, to keep the structure comfortable without the undue waste of natural resources. We also encourage the use of locally sourced and sustainably procured materials whenever possible.
An integrated analysis, which considers engineering, life cycle costs and tax implications can be performed to be sure the initial investment represents an appropriate value to the owner.