A Vision of Sustainability
Enviroteque Planning and Design Consultants is
focused on creating sustainable environments for the lifetime enhancement and
education of those persons interacting with the built environment. We focus on
restoring low maintenance, native ecosystems while creating interactive
environments that respect nature and nurture a spirit of earth stewardship for
youth camps, college campuses, health facilities, public gardens, community
parks, municipal facilities, and select residential properties throughout the
Midwest and Northeast Regions.
The Mission of Enviroteque Planning and Design Consultants,
LLC is to Listen!
We listen to the earth. We listen to the site.
We listen to the needs and desires of our partners; you, the client.
We believe that a well designed space must not only meet your needs, it must
meet the needs of all users while being soundly sustainable and working with the
environment; not against it.
What Drives Our Dedication?
For far too long, the industry has focused on creating spaces without
considering the impact such decisions have been doing to our environment.
Wetlands have been drained and filled at alarming rates, forests have been
cleared and leveled. Grasslands have been "tamed" with copious quantities
of lawn installed in their absence. Wildlife diversity has been driven
from the sites and un-natural imbalances have become regular results from
these developments. Planners have seen a site's "limitations" as a
hindrance to be conquered, rather than a possibility to be embraced.
Thoughtful planning means carefully analyzing the site's topography, drainage
patterns, soil types, vegetative ecosystems, and other environmental conditions
such as wind patterns, solar exposure, and wildlife routes. We spend
the necessary time to inventory and analyze these elements to determine the most
environmental solution to your project. We are not opposed to lawn,
we just see the value in limiting it's monotonous, unhealthy monoculture.
We work with you and the site to develop a conceptual plan diagramming the best
areas for development, preservation, restoration, AND cultivation (i.e. lawn).
Once the zones have been established, we work with you to complete your
environmentally sensitive master plan.
It is this careful, one-size-does-not-fit-all process that breaks the
cookie-cutter blueprint established by the peers of our industry. It is
this thoughtful planning with the integration of solar and wind power, rainwater
collection, permeable paving, green roofs, composting, waste minimizing
strategies, clerestory lighting, and other innovative solutions that drives our
dedication to "One Life, One Earth, One Vision!"