ARCHITECT magazine’s ARCHITECT 50 program ranks firms from around the country in the areas of business, design and sustainability. This year, HMC ranked No. 37 overall in regards to sustainability. Below is the methodology that was used to determine the sustainability rankings.

— The percentage of gross square footage of a firm’s projects that were LEED certified or designed to LEED standards, which counted for 20 percent of the total category score
— The percentage that achieved certification in other sustainability programs, including Energy Star and Living Building Challenge (a discretionary score was awarded for the types and scope of net-zero projects): 15 percent
— The percentage that pursued a potable water reduction beyond what was mandated by code or that incorporated energy modeling, with additional credit being given for the percentage for which energy data was collected: 40 percent
— Participation in the AIA’s 2030 program and percentage of the gross square footage of projects that were designed to 2030 standards: 15 percent
— Percentage of a firm’s employees with LEED AP or GA credentials: 10 percent

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