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Callison launches sustainable design tool with 84 proven strategies

Hybrid ventilation, nighttime cooling, and fuel cell technology are among the dozens of sustainable design techniques profiled by Callison on its new website, 

March 26, 2014 |

Global architecture and design firm Callison announced the release of Matrix by Callison, a comprehensive online sustainable design tool.

Offered free of charge on the Callison website and at, Matrix by Callison provides easy-to-access design strategies in the categories of Energy, Water, Waste, Materials and Tools for projects of all market sectors.

With easy online access and user-friendly navigation, Matrix by Callison evaluates more than 80 specific strategies for design performance, serving to identify the top strategies for any given project, anywhere in the world.

By utilizing Matrix by Callison strategies early and throughout the process of design, development, construction and operation, sustainable approaches can be applied for little or no additional project cost and will have an enormous long-term impact on the business.

"Matrix by Callison is sustainable design as a business strategy," said John Jastrem Chairman and CEO of Callison. "It incorporates the best sustainable strategies into any project to align with the goals of a business."

Developed internally by the Callison Sustainable Design Team, Matrix by Callison has been in use over the past six years, benefiting clients by increasing the environmental performance of their skyscrapers, retail stores, and workplaces. 

“Matrix by Callison has had a major impact on the design of over 90 projects, over 18 million square meters, and we are sharing it with the industry because we believe this is a key tool that can have a big impact on the sustainable design industry globally,” Mr. Jastrem stated.

Matrix by Callison was developed to enable anyone working in the built environment, regardless of knowledge or background in sustainability, to implement the best possible strategies for building sustainable environments anywhere in the world.

“Matrix by Callison will help you identify, evaluate and select sustainable design strategies so you can create spaces that are environmentally integrated, resource-efficient, beautiful and marketable,” said Callison Design Director Matthias Olt, who leads the firm’s sustainable design team and directed the design and development of the Matrix.

Now this resource is available to the general public—at no cost.

Here are screen shots of the strategies by category:



Founded in 1975, Callison is a global architecture firm in retail, corporate, mixed-use, urban planning, residential, hospitality, mission critical and healthcare markets worldwide. With more than 900 employees and offices in Seattle, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Dallas, Scottsdale, New York, London, Dubai, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, Callison is one of the largest design firms based in the United States. For more information, visit

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