sustainable design

Conserving for the Future Through Our Design Solutions

H2M is dedicated to building sustainable communities. We work towards this goal by building multi-disciplined teams around project specific goals to identify opportunities and develop designs that address client needs while considering environmental and social impacts. Our project approach is continually evolving to respond to current knowledge and includes tools that allows for more data driven, objective, decision making throughout a projects life cycle.

Ronald B Lanner

Ronald Lanner, R.A., LEED AP

Senior Vice President
Discipline Director, Architecture & Structural Engineering
Member of the U.S. Green Building Council

Mr. Lanner has over 30 years of experience in the field of architecture, design, and construction and has been with H2M since 1996. Mr. Lanner was the firm’s first LEED Accredited Professional (AP) and was named H2M’s first Sustainability Director in 2008.

For over ten years, Mr. Lanner has been involved in the shaping of H2M’s sustainability efforts and during this time, the ranks of H2M’s LEED Accredited Professionals (APs) have multiplied. Currently, we have over 35 LEED APs from across our various disciplines, including architecture, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, civil, wastewater, and water supply. Mr. Lanner believes that “We (H2Mers) all have a responsibility to the environment and future generations, and that H2M must support a culture that eliminates wasteful practices and continues to develop practical, measurable, and marketable solutions to achieve these goals.”

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Erik Heuler

Erik D. Heuler, R.A.,

Project Architect, Sustainability Director
Member of the U.S. Green Building Council

Mr. Heuler works extensively with H2M’s Sustainability Committee to advance H2M’s corporate sustainability initiatives, data driven decisions and integrative design.

Erik facilitates interdisciplinary teams within H2M and alongside clients, contractors, and outside consultants, to ensure project sustainability goals are identified and achieved using a holistic systems approach while meeting the overall goals of each specific project.  An integrative design process helps to identify project goals, develop and optimize designs, ensure proper implementation of all strategies and, when necessary, document compliance during both design and construction phases. With the aid of analysis software, and a coordinated team, project specific strategies are selected to best serve the client and building users. Mr. Heuler has an extensive knowledge of the LEED green building rating system for both commercial and residential buildings but supports all projects with sustainability objectives regardless of the projects certification goals.

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  • Integrated Design
  • Business Analysis (Energy Modeling/Energy Analysis, Sustainability Planning, Return on Investment (ROI) Analysis
  • Energy Performance Contracts
  • Lighting Design
  • Mechanical Systems Design
  • Stormwater Management
  • Master Planning
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • LEED Certification
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Energy Efficient Envelopes
  • Smart Growth and Sustainable Development      


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H2M’s sustainable design service covers the following markets listed below, please click “learn more” to view each market.


H2M designs bright, engaging spaces that foster collaboration, encourage discovery, and inspire learners of all ages.

emergency services

H2M’s architects and engineers apply their experiences as emergency service personnel to envision how a facility will be used on a day-to-day basis.


H2M supports reforming America’s energy vision on all types of power generation, transmission and distribution projects by building on our proven success since 1933. 


With deep roots in all of our local communities, H2M designs creative, environmentally responsible projects tailored to each of our client’s needs.

public agency

Our goal is to be considered a trusted adviser to our clients, and extension of their own in-house staff.

real estate

From the due diligence to the grand opening, H2M helps make visions a reality.


Since its inception in 1933, H2M has been a leader in the field of water supply and wastewater treatment; once simply known as Sanitary Engineering.



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