Sustainable Design

Throughout the years, KAI has consistently given attention to sustainable design, best use of technology, and careful consideration to construction materials to reduce life-cycle costs, provide more efficient business operations, and create healthier environments. Now that LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification has become a strong trend in building design, we fully embrace our clients’ desires to incorporate these principals and the benefits they bring. 

Many of the requirements for LEED® certification are things we do in the normal course of design work. Our architects and engineers routinely use green design principles with regard to site planning; water efficiency, energy and atmosphere improvements; specifying environmentally friendly materials and resources; and indoor air quality. KAI is committed to green design regardless of plans for certification. KAI’s LEED® registered projects include Harris-Stowe State University’s Early Childhood & Parent Education Center, the Harrison Education Center for St. Louis Community College, the new O’Fallon and Carondelet Community Centers for the City of St. Louis, the new Southeast Community Center in Kansas City, and the new Highland Hills Branch Library for the City of Dallas.


"We believe green design is more than a popular trend – it is an important practice and responsible way to protect our environment, the community, and your business."