Our approach is built on the old adage "You can't manage what you can't measure".
ZIA works with building owners to create high-performance buildings. The Guiding Principles provide a solid baseline to measure the sustainable practices for operating buildings. Another method of gaining recognition for a successfully sustainable design is through certification in the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) program. We are committed to sustainability, which is reflected in our holistic, integrated, and environmentally friendly approach to building design, construction, and operations.
ZIA’s sustainable process is founded upon the principal that effective and efficient property management must begin with an interdisciplinary approach in which each department within a property management team is working from the same set of data and managing to the same goals and objectives.
Through our work in helping property owners implement sustainable practices, we have observed that a common challenge faced by property management teams is the lack of data and knowledge-sharing among departments. In an interactive environment, property data is input into the system once and is shared among all parties involved in the process, including owners, design team, occupants, and building operators. This reduces duplication of work, but also helps ensure the integrity and accuracy of the data used throughout the property team.