Sustainability: Sustainable Design & Development
The most common definition of “Sustainable Development” is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Sustainability practices require solutions from a variety of perspectives, including but not limited to energy and water conservation, waste reduction, recycling, pollution prevention, and conservation of natural resources while balancing environmental, economic, and social responsibilities.
CEC has a strong background in sustainable design. Our planning and site design group uses green infrastructure in site design to reduce stormwater impacts by allowing runoff to infiltrate, be treated by vegetation, and be stored for reuse. Green infrastructures practices include bio-retention, rain gardens, pervious paving, vegetated swales, and cisterns for reuse. Our approach to each site is to preserve environmentally sensitive areas and concentrate development on previously disturbed areas.