What We Do

Photo Credit: Brad Deal
Students from UT's School of Architecture

Integrated Green Design:
• Our LEED accredited staff works with owners, developers, and a variety of consultants to facilitate the integrated design process, which is fundamental to sustainable design.

Charrette Facilitation:
• Certified charrette facilitators on staff lead participatory design processes to develop green building strategies, educate the public, solicit stakeholder feedback and integrate multiple perspectives into the design.
• ACDDC staff can also assist communities with resource mapping and visioning projects.

Assistance with Site Feasibility:
• ACDDC assists clients with zoning and site assessment issues in any stage of project development.

Construction Project Management:
• ACDDC staff has experience managing green construction projects of any size— from small homes to 100+ unit multifamily residences. Our services include permitting, bidding, construction administration, and close out oversight.

Policy Work:
• ACDDC conducts policy research regarding green building, non-profit entities, and affordable housing. • ACDDC staff also serves as the affordable housing advocate on task forces convened by Austin Energy in response to the Austin Climate Protection Plan.

Architectural Design:
• ACDDC partners with Travis Young, AIA, and other local architects to provide site planning, schematic designs and conceptual renderings that coordinate the feedback of stakeholders and design experts received during charrettes and public meetings.

Grant writing:
• In order to subsidize the costs of green design for affordable housing projects, ACDDC staff brings years of successful grant writing experience to these endeavors.