Fluidity maintains an ongoing effort researching methodologies in support of environmental and economic sustainability.
Our research informs various aspects of our design and engineering practice. The work addresses LEED criteria and Best Practices approaches specific to water conservation, water harvesting, energy management, carbon sourcing, and chemical byproduct mitigation.
We routinely specify low-maintenance, energy efficient lighting systems and reduce water volumes to minimal amounts, without compromising design. We also program water feature activity levels to vary throughout the course of the day in relation to visitor activity levels. This kind of planning is effective for reducing maintenance costs and ecological loads and extending construction lifespan.
Our research is leading us to a better understanding of the history that we have inherited, greener designs and more durably engineered systems, to yield water features that are more deeply integrated into their contexts.