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GHD Inc.

Multidiscipline engineering and environmental consulting

GHD is one of the world’s leading engineering, architecture and environmental consulting companies. Our local staff in Santa Rosa has been providing multidiscipline engineering and environmental services for over four decades and is one of eleven offices in the Western US.

Established in 1928, GHD employs more than 6500 people across five continents and serves clients in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.

Wholly-owned by its people, GHD is focused on client success. Our global network of engineers, planners, scientists, project managers and economists collaborate to deliver sustainable outcomes for our clients and the community. Our core values of Teamwork, Respect and Integrity help create enduring relationships that deliver exceptional results.

GHD is committed to sustainable development, safety and innovation. We care for the wellbeing of our people, communities and the environments in which we operate.

Contact Information
Dan Reiter
Santa Rosa

Sonoma Cool (formerly PAX Streamline)

Sonoma Cool is a cleantech firm developing products that improve the energy efficiency and overall effectiveness of HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems.  The firm’s initial offering, the Aqueous line of liquid desiccant air conditioners, leverages nature's evaporation strategies to reduce the humidity load managed by the cooling system.  This, in turn, improves the system’s performance and significantly lowers energy costs—often by 20% (or more)—while maintaining the building’s environmental comfort zone. 

Designed for commercial buildings such as supermarkets, hospitals, shopping malls, movie theatres, office buildings, and industrial plants, Sonoma Cool’s cooling solution reduces a building's energy footprint and qualifies for LEED points. 

TLCD Architecture

TLCD Architecture provides service through research, design excellence, and social and environmental responsibility.

About TLCD Architecture 

Founded in 1965, TLCD Architecture is a 45-person practice based in Santa Rosa, California. We provide exceptional service through ongoing research, design excellence, and focus on social and environmental responsibility.  Our expertise in planning and programming, architectural and interior design, and furniture planning and selection is built upon a dedication to sustainable best practices.

TLCD Architecture believes that each client and every project has a unique design solution that can  transform and shape their communities.  Our core values of people, place, and craft are present through every facet of our practice, from the initial design and planning conversations to the final construction phase.  With projects ranging from cultural, civic, educational, and medical centers, to hospitality, mixed-use, and commercial projects, we aim to create innovative environments that promote collaboration, exploration, and innovation.

Commitment to Sustainability

A truly sustainable building goes beyond just incorporating a collection of “green” elements. As a member of the US Green Building Council with 17 LEED Accredited professionals, TLCD Architecture is committed to the application of sustainable principles for the benefit of building occupants, the community, and our clients.

Beyond meeting codes and mandatory standards, we investigate the possibilities that can make each project as healthy, and resource and energy efficient as possible. Building and finish materials are carefully considered in an effort to minimize environmental impacts. Recycled content, renewable resources, and air quality are all important aspects of material selection. Sustainable goals for water usage, efficient mechanical and electrical systems, and renewable energy are set for every project and integrated into the design from project onset, with progress reviews at every design phase and major milestone. 

Research-Based Solutions

Each of our projects begins with active investigation and research that addresses the objectives of project stakeholders, the characteristics of the site, community priorities, and other project-specific considerations.   This process includes touring similar facilities, exploring sustainable strategies and materials, and applying collective knowledge to the design of a project. Drawing on the Evidence Based Design Model, we apply a growing body of research to designing facilities that are efficient, healthy for its occupants, and enable high levels of performance. 

Social responsibility

TLCD Architecture acts in the best interest of the community, society, and environment. This philosophy influences every facet of our work and is integral to our design process.

We approach sustainability in the context of our commitment to our community. We recognize that a project reaches beyond the boundaries of the site and influences the community and society by impacting public transport, municipal utilities, waste management and existing roadways.  Our socially responsible approach is culturally sensitive; it advocates the purchase of local materials, supports nearby labor and manufacturing, reduces construction waste and eliminates chemical sources resulting in a strong, positive impact on the community.  This brings indirect benefits such as local goodwill, and also has significant direct value to our clients: socially responsible design can reduce initial costs and improve long-term economic performance.


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Contact Information
Marina Starkey
Santa Rosa
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