As pioneering advocates for sustainability in design, engineering, and construction, Wight & Company's priority is to create healthy and high-performing solutions for the built environment through all of our disciplines at every project stage, from inception to occupancy. Sustainability is the philosophical place from which we begin to problem-solve our spaces, creating built environments where people will thrive and making responsible design decisions that will be relevant far into the next century.
As design and build experts, we are committed to the relentless pursuit of resources, technologies, and practices that positively transform the experience of our clients, that support human health and well-being, that are mindful our resources are not infinite, that are inclusive and welcome all, that are economically sound and that ensure we are good stewards of our planet.
We are recognized leaders in Sustainable and Net Zero Energy Buildings and are proud of achieving many industry firsts:
- First school to achieve Zero Energy certification from the International Living Future Institute (ILFI); to be verified Net Zero Energy building in Illinois as acknowledged by the New Buildings Institute (NBI), LEED Schools Platinum; and to be certified the first Living Architecture Performance Tool (LAPT) Platinum project in the world (Adlai E. Stevenson High School East Building Addition; 2021)
- First recreation center in the U.S. to receive Passive House U.S. and Source Zero Certifications from PHIUS (Prairie Athletic Recreation Center, Plainfield, IL; 2020)
- First firm to receive Green Firm Certification from the Sustainable Performance Institute (2011)
- First Illinois public high school to receive LEED certification (Bolingbrook High School, Valley View Community Unit School District 365U, Bolingbrook, IL; 2004)
- Designer for one of the first LEED® green building pilot projects in the world to receive the first LEED® certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (U.S. Navy, Bachelors Enlisted Quarters, Great Lakes Naval Base, IL; 2000)