Sustainable Design

A commitment to sustainable design including storm water management, heat island reduction, and water efficient landscaping is essential in our design process. Every project features innovative design solutions to the complex issues of building landscapes in their particular place. Our project for the Santa Monica Public Library with Moore Ruble Yudell, Architects received a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED™) Gold Rating and utilizes many sustainability features including rainwater harvesting for irrigation, a drought-tolerant planting palette, recycled materials in the hardscape, bio-swales to cleanse rainwater before releasing it into the ground, and a water efficient irrigation system.

Several members of Pamela Burton & Company are LEED professional, and we have designed many LEED™ certified projects. We are committed to the ongoing efforts in conservation and stewardship of the landscape. Our LEED registered projects include libraries, courthouses, civic centers, homes and offices throughout Southern California.