Aiming for Net-Zero: Farr Associates’ Sustainable Design

While there are a number of companies looking to slow and, hopefully someday reverse, the impacts of climate change, Chicago architecture firm Farr Associates is a pioneer in incorporating sustainable design into its practice. We spoke to Douglas Farr, founding principal and president of Farr Associates, to learn about some of the firm’s projects and what it takes to build a sustainable future for the planet. Established almost 30 years ago, Farr began by creating “environmental buildings” and, when the certification was launched in the late 90s, buildings with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.