sustainability

conscious of our impact on the world around us.

AHL’s sustainability goals respond to the needs of our natural environment through efficient use of resources to support the health and welfare of us all.

meeting community needs

Sustainable practices, including sustainable architecture, are crucial for everything from global developments to conditions unique to Hawai'i. The definition of sustainability that we find useful is: Buildings and community developments that meet the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Our practice of sustainable architecture merges sensitive traditional design principles along with current processes and technologies.

leading the effort, nationally

Unparalleled traditional design practices embrace site responsiveness, addressing resource conservation, erosion control, natural light, beautiful views,  and weather protection. Excellent conventional  practices look to local materials and construction techniques for cost effectiveness, durability, and cultural appropriateness. To manage both old and new methods, we have integrated the LEED - Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design - sustainable building system into our design processes. LEED provides a particularly useful tool for design and assessment of sustainable solutions. Because of our efforts, AHL is listed as one of the nation's Top 100 Green Design Firms,  by the Engineering News Record.