Environmentally Conscious Design - Partners in Sustainable World


Because buildings live for generations, JRMA is committed to sustainable design, enhancing the experiences of those who interact with your facility while conserving valuable resources and protecting the ecosystem.

Our architects and engineers plan and design buildings that incorporate recycled building materials, consider structural systems that use materials efficiently, water and energy conservation, with an emphasis on renewable energy.  We also work with every aspect of the project to control waste throughout the construction process and beyond.

The LEED Green Building Rating System is the standard for measuring building sustainability. Our 10 LEED Accredited professionals are working on more than 75 percent of our current projects. JRMA has successfully delivered a LEED Platinum Certified airport hangar – the first of its kind in the world – at Hangar 25 in Burbank, California, as well as three LEED Gold Certified solid waste facilities and one LEED certified testing and lab facility, all in just the past three years.

JRMA is proud of its role in designing many state-of-the-art facilities that process recyclables, green waste, and waste thereby decreasing the demand on landfills, providing material for reuse, and producing energy. Many of these facilities include education centers that offer teaching experiences for school children on the impact trash has on the environment.

When it comes to sustainability, we meet the same standards at our own offices that we recommend. At JRMA’s offices, we used daylighting, automatic lighting, drought-resistant landscaping, low-flow fixtures, and other sustainable design features. All of this is in a building that was itself reused, having previously been a metal fabrication business.