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Sustainably designed buildings and spaces are breathing new life into cities and towns globally. Our teams are actively partnering with our clients to incorporate sustainability from the inside out – to create healthier spaces for occupants as well as energy-efficient structures that save money and minimize broader environmental impact. We provide expertise in LEED, WELL, and Fitwel certification, but also tailor sustainable design solutions to fit any budget regardless of certification goals.


We joined our industry peers in signing on to the AIA’s 2030 Challenge to confirm our commitment to a greener future. Over the next decade, we will work to achieve carbon neutrality across all new developments, buildings, and major renovation projects that we design. We are excited to play a part in this collective effort and look forward to accelerating this significant transformation in the built environment.


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Corporate Social Responsibility

NELSON embraces design principles that positively impact our environment, our people, and community. Our teams are continuously expanding their education and awareness of best practices in sustainable design strategies and we use this knowledge every chance we get to bring sustainability to the forefront of the discussion. Read our report to learn more.

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Repurpose, Reuse, & Reinvent

Join NELSON as we look to create a more sustainable future by leveraging established footprints. We’re exploring how to adapt existing spaces into cost-effective, sustainable, and innovative environments that support today’s changing user expectations.

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Sustainable Design Offerings

  • LEED Design & Certification
  • WELL Building  Certification
  • Fitwel Certification
  • Resilient Design
  • Code & Specification Support
  • Sustainability Design Guidelines
  • Green Building & Wellness Development
  • Green Building & Wellness Implementation
  • Occupant Immersion / Engagement
  • Education & Advocacy
  • Catastrophe Response Planning

Our cross-functional team is experienced across all practices, drawing inspiration and knowledge from outside industries to deliver the best outcome for your brand and a differentiated experience for the end-user.


At NELSON, we are committed to helping you meet your brand and business goals through actionable solutions. With our diverse portfolio of work and integrated skill sets, we offer all the services you need to bring your vision to life.

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