Sustainability Group Leaders

Laura Homich, Principal
DiAnn Tufts, Director of Sustainability

Commitment to Sustainability

AIA 2030 Commitment
LP50 Healthy Materials Pledge
Build Back Better

LEED Accredited Professionals


Certified Passive House Consultants


Sustainable Projects

40 and counting!

Certification Frameworks

PHIUS & PHI Passive House
ILFI Living Building
ILFI Zero Energy
ILFI Zero Carbon
Healthy Housing Strategy
Enterprise Green Communities
WELL Building Standard
Energy Star

Sustainability in all aspects is at the core of our practice and our projects. We can help guide you through today's building energy standards, and not only that, we can work with you to exceed these goals. For us, sustainable design creates a better built environment for our communities.

DiAnn Tufts, LEED AP BD+C

At PCA, we recognize the opportunity and responsibility to mitigate the impact of building on our environment. We continue to stay ahead of the curve, combining progressive ecological design expertise with a collaborative, practical assessment ensuring that our clients realize the benefits of sustainable integration.

Taking a Holistic Sustainable Design Approach, we incorporate strategies that address technical performance, resource efficiency, universal + inclusive design and user health + community responsive design on projects with tight schedules and budgets – resulting in efficient, high performance buildings that re-energize their neighborhoods.

Inspired by the Living Building Challenge Petals, PCA has a deep understanding of sustainable design philosophies that allow us to maximize the potential for positive impact throughout all aspects of our projects.

We believe in Holistic Design

Place: Restoring a Healthy Interplay with Nature
Beauty: Uplifting the Human Spirit
Equity: Supporting a Just + Equitable World
Water: Conservation + Optimized Uses
Energy: Reduce Load + Meet Demand
Materials: Safe for All Species Throughout Time
Health + Wholeness: Elevate Well-Being

and this is how we create it…