HDR Launches Regenerative Design Framework

HDR’s Architecture practice establishes new processes and metrics to advance aholistic design framework.

On the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, HDR launched its Regenerative Design Framework, a data-driven design approach that changes the fundamental thinking about long-term building operations and materials, moving beyond basic high-performance design towards renewal-focused impacts and metric-driven targets for carbon, water, nutrients, air, biodiversity, societal and health categories. This holistic approach will flex to accommodate design projects of all sizes, typologies, and performance levels.

The intent of the framework is to evolve beyond the concept of “sustainability” and its goal to do no harm. Understanding that even today’s high-performance buildings have a negative impact on the environment and their occupants, HDR believes it’s time for a collective leap toward a Regenerative Design future, where design has a “net-positive” impact on the environment. In other words: How do we design buildings that give more than they take?

Regenerative Design Framework Launched April 22, 2020 at https://www.hdrinc.com/regenerative-design

About HDR

For over a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans more than 10,000 employees in more than 200 locations around the world — and counting. Our engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. Our optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined our past and drives our future. For more information, please visit www.hdrinc.com.