sustainable designs by Shortlist_0 Design Group LLC

An applied technology think-tank for built environment design. Our purpose is to serve architects, designers, engineers and planners in the application of sustainable design principles.

ShortList_0 Design Group LLC is a collaborative.


ShortList_0 Design Group LLC is a collaborative effort dedicated to the unification of sustainable technology with the process of architectural design. Why? To improve sustainable design performance while maintaining architectural integrity. With highly motivated contributors from the architecture, engineering, design and academic sectors, we bridge the gap between postulation and constructability to improve net energy balance, cost effectiveness and architectural design. ShortList_0 is developing a sustainable design idiom for the built environment whereby design and technology are one and the same, applied on a human scale. Our goal is to merge sustainability, architectural form, current technology and building design for use by architects and other professionals.

Sustainable Architecture and Design.
Often, so-called “sustainable architecture” features are neither sustainable nor architectural, but merely token gestures that yield minimal energy impact, questionable financial benefit and visual intrusion to design. The built environment is littered with stick-on solar kits; flimsy sunshades and external blinds; mechanically complex moving systems; and sunscreens that accumulate air borne particulates, debris and bird droppings. Most of these appendages are economically inefficient, require costly maintenance and rarely add enduring architectural value.

Thus, many sustainable design elements are added for gratification or impression. A light corridor, solar panel, wind turbine, green roof or bris-soleil affixed without context, integration or significant benefit is merely gratuitous. A solar panel system absent sufficient daily or seasonal sun, a wind system with insufficient yield, a green roof where insulation and run-off impact are inconsequential, are gratuitous. Employment of technology without substantial energy benefit carries a negative sustainable footprint – an application of sustainable technology without substantive yield.

In pursuit of relevant sustainable architecture, we seek to employ available technology, materials and eco-practice by developing the methodologies, interconnecting components and integrated application that will enable implementation by architects, engineers and designers. ShortList_0 is a research firm, not an architecture firm. Our vision is oneness: to promote unity of design, technology and human interaction.

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