Sustainability + Partners

Black Sheep Design believes in partnering with organizations who give a sh*t about positive environmental and social impact.

We are proud to partner with companies who give back to their communities and stand for something greater than making a quick profit.

 

Our Partners

 

The Yascha Group Real Estate | Living Room Realty  

A Certified B Corp since 2013. They support the local community and believe in supporting local business. They believe in treating their clients, employees, and associates with respect.

 

They have created the Loving Room Fund as a way to give back to the community. The agent and strategic partner gives a portion of his commissions to the African American Alliance for Homeownership.

To learn more:  Living Room Realty Blog 

What is a BCorp?

Certified B Corporations are leaders in the global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy. B Corps meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. As a B Corp, we consider the impact of our decisions on our staff, agents, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment.

 

To learn more: https://bcorporation.net/en-us/

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“We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live.” -- Prince William

Why Sustainability is Important

According to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, "climate change is real and human activities are the main cause." The future is net-zero and re-entering the Paris Climate Agreement should be seen as a signal to step up and act faster than ever before. Nearly every country in the world, including the U.S., has agreed to voluntarily lower their carbon emissions, report progress and implementation efforts to show transparency.

Our goal is to design, build, and be responsible with our resources.

Black Sheep Designed with Changing Climate in Mind

RESIDENTIAL 

  • Our homes are all designed to LEED standards or above. 

  • Our homes break price per sq. ft. records, within their given neighborhood. 

  • Our homes sell within historically low times on market. 

 

COMMERCIAL 

 

  • All commercial properties achieved LEED certification.

  • Collaborative design process to achieve sustainability goals

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HOW WE DESIGN, BUILD, & DRIVE IMPACT 

 

  1. Energy Star Appliances reduce energy + utility bills 

  2. Improved insulation reduces energy + makes home comfortable 

  3. Smart Home Technology like programable thermostats reduce energy

  4. Low-Emittance Windows reflect harmful UV rays and keep home cooler

  5. Energy Efficient Lighting- LED and CFL lower energy and keep home bright

  6. Sustainable Lumber sources from responsibly managed forests, FSC 

  7. Solar and Geothermal Energy serve as alternative energy sources 

  8. Cool roofs increase efficiency of heating and cooling of homes

  9. Building in relation to the lot and position of sun

  10. Building minimal to lower energy consumption and waste 

Here is why the way we build our cities in the next 30 years will decide about the future of humanity on this : 

 

We are now 7.8 billion. In 2050, there will be 10 billion of us.

 

️50% of us now live in cities. In 2050, this will be 70%, meaning 7 billion of us will live in or near cities. 

 

️This means that for EVERY WEEK for the NEXT 30 YEARS, we will need to build a new city the size of Houston, TX (2 million inhabitants), to accommodate everyone. 

 

Imagine all the concrete, wood, glass, steel, bricks, plastics or whatever else that we will need to use. 

 

If we do it the same way we have been for decades, we are toast. But there is a way. It's called #circulareconomy.