Providing cost effective, green design for all life's needs.
pride ourselves on creating stunning designs to meet your specific needs while incorporating the most appropriate
green principles and technology on time and within budget.
Architectural Design & Engineering
LEED Consulting and Documentation
Efficiency Audits, Analysis & Design
• Renewable Energy
Analysis & Design
- What is Green Design?: Buildings that use less energy and natural resources, protect or restore the environment and provide the healthiest
indoor environment possible for the people that use them.
a holistic approach to design, sustainability to us is an integrated, cost effective part of every project, no matter
how big or small. The magic formula to achieve the highest levels of sustainability is simple: reduce demand for energy, water,
and natural resources as much as possible, use the most efficient systems and equipment when necessary, and offset any
remaining use with alternative sources. To this end, we look for ways to incorporate approaches such as passive solar design,
solar photovoltaics, natural lighting and ventilation, high efficiency heating/air conditioning and building envelope options,
and non-toxic/sustainable products such as VOC free paint,carpet, and fabrics as well as products made from recycled
content, rapidly renewable sources, and/or sustainably harvested.
is Designs for Life ?:
AIA, LEEDap BD&C/O&M, LEED Faculty & Fellow, is founder and president of Designs for Life LLC. He received his
Bachelors Degree in Architecture from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ. Mr. Kliwinski is a licensed architect
in New Jersey and Pennsylvania (NJ Lic. # AI01581400) with over 15 years of experience integrating sustainable design and
achieving LEED certified projects on time and within budget. He has tremendous project experience in a variety of building
types, including Residential, Commercial, Corporate, K-12, Higher Education, and Pharma. No project is too big
Jason is Past President of the American Institute of Architects for
New Jersey, North East Regional Chair of the Committee on the Environment, and co-founder of the US Green Building Council
New Jersey Chapter, as well as an adjunct professor in Sustainable Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the
only USGBC LEED® Faculty™ in NJ. Jason is a frequent speaker at local, regional, and national conferences as well as for the US Green Building Council
on a wide range of green building topics and LEED.
Jason was recently named LEED Fellow, the highest professional honor bestowed on green design professionals by the US Green Building Council.
Nielsen, LEEDga, Director of Construction and interiors consultant graduated from Rutgers Univeristy with a Bachelors
in Business and was formally trained in sustainable construction management at the Master's in Sustainable Construction
program at the University of Florida. Lia has extensive experience in bringing projects from design through construction,
overseeing the LEED Certification Process, and is a LEED Green Associate.
are a few facts you should know that motivate us on every project we do to make it the greenest project possible.
People Spend 90% of their time in buildings. The health of the indoor environment is critical
to ensuring our health, safety, and well being. Specifying products without VOCs, Chlorines, and Formaldehyde, incorporating abundant ventilation and daylighting, and maintaining a tight,
well constructed building envelope are a recipe for a sustainable result.
Buildings are responsible for approximately
40% of all carbon emissions in the US affecting climate change. Striving to achieve net zero energy buildings or those that actually produce more power than they consume can significantly
turn the tide on climate change and help ensure a sustainable future, today! By the way...it will also save you a lot of money
in operating costs!
Buildings use 14% of all potable water in the US. Considering that
only 1% of our water on this planet is potable, that is a significant impact. Toilets, for example, account for 50-80% of
all water used in buildings. Why do we flush drinking water?! We get enough rainfall toflush toilets 3x over in the Northeast.
Designing buildings to collect and reuse rainwater and with the most efficient fixtures and appliances possible can have a
dramatic reduction in potable water consumption.
Buildings consume 40% of ALL raw materials GLOBALLY!
Wow!! Can you imagine this? I have a hard time getting my head around what that means. Deforestation, Strip Mining, and Mountain
Topping are the results. If everyone in the world lived like the US we would need 15 plantes to support our lifestyle! I haven't
found one more planet yet let alone 15. Have you? Designing buildings to use salvaged materials, products with recycled content,
rapidly renewable sources, that are locally harvested greatly reduces the impact of building on this usage.
Green building is achievable today on time and within budget. We've proven it time and time again on many
LEED certified projects. Whether you are just beginning to explore ideas, know what you want, or have a design in hand, we
are here to help guide you through the process from concept to construction. As a Partner in The Green Living and Building
Center, we believe that an integrated approach to buildings is the most cost effective and successful method. To find how
our comprehensive green design, construction, and product approach can help you create the healthiest and happiest environment
tailored to your style and needs, cost effectively please contact us:
email at firstname.lastname@example.org or
phone at (908) 255-5769 or
visit us at: The Green Living and Building Center, 51 Bridge Street, Lambertville NJ 08530. 609-460-4787
We are also available evenings and weekends for free estimates.