SUSTAINABILITY

Committed to sustainable design, HMN encourages our staff to participate in green practices. We currently have 11 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff and have been a member of the United States Green Building Council since 2003. We’ve integrated green technologies into our office space, including cork flooring, lyptus wood millwork, concrete countertops and wheatboard millwork substrate. We also offer an in-house recycling program.

In addition to supporting green practices internally, we also work with our clients to adopt environmentally sensitive and sustainable design practices. Throughout the course of each project, we partner with organizations in making project decisions that contribute to increasing the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit.

HMN Philosophy

HMN takes a pragmatic approach when integrating green practices into our designs. We incorporate sustainable decisions that complement the project site and our clients’ goals. This method allows us to make cost-effective decisions that can have a measurable return on investment.

Our green philosophy is driven by lifecycle cost analyses that yield a sustainable return on investment. These design decisions take many beneficial forms, including:

  • Increased energy efficiency
  • Better indoor environmental air quality
  • Landfill reduction waste management
  • Inclusion of wellness programs
  • The addition of healing gardens
  • Green purchasing
  • Lean transportation choices
  • Land/water biodiversity
  • Material efficiency

Project Examples

1. Olathe Health Education Center
The Olathe Health Education Center in Olathe, Kansas, is a joint venture project between Olathe Medical Center and Johnson County Community College. This interactive healthcare education and conference center has been awarded LEED Gold.

2. The Children’s Mercy Hospital & Clinics – East Clinic
The Children’s’ Mercy Hospital East Clinic in Independence, Missouri, is a LEED Certified registered project.

3. The Colmery-O’Neil Veterans Affairs Medical Center
The Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center in Topeka, Kansas, has been awarded LEED Silver equivalent sustainability rating.