Andersen-Miller Design has cultivated a longstanding commitment to sustainability and green design. It’s an approach the firm applies to every project, regardless of size, while respecting the realities of each client’s budget and goals.

Matt Andersen-Miller became acquainted with the newly coined term “sustainability” in the mid-1980s and found himself drawn to the notion of systems thinking and interdependence, which he began incorporating into his growing design practice. He was an early supporter of the Los Angeles Eco-Village, an intentional community based on the principles of sustainability, and while working for the city’s Neighborhood Development Department in the early ‘90s he helped develop the Sustainable Boston Initiative, an innovative program for raising awareness and promoting opportunities for greening the city. He has since created numerous homes certified by the Energy Star Energy Crafted Home Program and in 2007 designed the first LEED Silver home in New England. Other Andersen-Miller Design projects have explored innovative uses for materials, such as structural insulated panels and modular construction.

In each client engagement, Andersen-Miller Design looks for a whole-systems approach to design and seeks to create projects that are restorative and regenerative as well as energy efficient. Solutions range from designing high-performance, well-insulated walls and roofs to selecting non-toxic, recycled content and recyclable materials as well as efficient plumbing systems, drought tolerant native landscaping and other eco-conscious features without compromising comfort and attractiveness.

The firm’s balanced approach to green design takes into consideration each client’s specific needs and goals. Budget, feasibility and durability are paramount concerns when devising the specific project solutions.

The whole team at Andersen-Miller Design is committed to these principles and receives ongoing training that enables them to remain at the forefront of the field.