With the building industry's high percentage of energy use, it is essential that architects and designers make reducing carbon footprint a priority in their projects and practices. A longtime supporter of sustainable design, MGA is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and encourages all of our architectural staff to achieve LEED AP standing. We think of sustainability holistically and at every scale: from the city and the landscape to the buildings and their interiors. Consistent with our design philosophy, we also address how specific sites, locations and climates can contribute to green design. And we use our interdisciplinary skills and those of our consultants to create sustainable solutions that meet our clients' individual green building objectives or achieve LEED certification.