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SITE & CLIMATE ASSESSMENT
Verdacity's integrative design process includes evaluation of a site’s ecological and historical contexts. A site assessment informs design decisions, such as locating community gardens in areas with fertile soils, placing outdoor gathering spaces near large trees or desirable water features, orienting buildings to take advantage of prevailing winds and solar access, and optimizing the location of rainwater management features. A well-developed assessment conducted during the conceptual design phase may reduce project costs and risks, promote occupants’ health, and honor a site’s unique characteristics.
An additional part of the integrative design process, Verdacity conducts early phase water supply and demand calculations in relation to program goals. Demand components include indoor fixture use, outdoor irrigation needs, and process water. Supply sources include rainwater, graywater, municipally supplied water, and equipment condensate. Our goal is a site appropriate water design that reaches for net zero potable use.