Johnson Fain recognizes the pressing need to address environmental challenges, as we incorporate sustainable design principles into every aspect of our work. From large-scale urban developments to intimate community spaces, Johnson Fain strives to create structures that minimize their ecological footprint and promote energy efficiency. Through the integration of renewable energy sources, green building materials, and thoughtful site planning, our designs aim to achieve harmony with the surrounding environment. By embracing environmentally conscious practices, Johnson Fain not only seeks to meet the needs of the present but also to ensure a sustainable and thriving future.




Action Plan

On July 27, 2021, Johnson Fain signed on to the AIA 2030 Commitment program and it’s goal of carbon-neutral buildings. During the past 28 plus years of professional experience in the United States and overseas, Johnson Fain has established itself as an architecture, planning and interior design firm known for its creative approach to the built environment. We have embraced a sustainable approach to our philosophy and design process including how we operate as a firm.

Our role and duty as architects includes advocating for sustainable solutions in our projects, as well as the building industry, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with the intent of limiting global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels. Johnson Fain is committed to the larger sustainability mission as adopted by the 196 Parties at COP 21 in Paris on December 12, 2015 and entered into force on November 4, 2016.




At Johnson Fain, sustainability lies at the heart of our architectural vision, and our commitment to achieving Net Zero is a testament to our eco-conscious approach. Net Zero refers to our steadfast goal of designing buildings that consume only as much energy as they produce, effectively reducing their carbon emissions to zero. As an architecture firm, we prioritize innovative design strategies and cutting-edge technologies that optimize energy efficiency and minimize environmental impact.

Example of sustainability documents by Johnson Fain presented to clients: