Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Daniel Kopec Architects LLC
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
With over a decade of experience working alongside clients, consultants, and contractors in producing complex, high quality design on time and on budget, we have the expertise and integrity necessary to develop and execute your vision. Skilled as a furniture maker and with a multi-generational familial background in the building trades, Daniel brings an extensive knowledge of materials and construction to bear on every project. We are committed to engaging each project from initial concept through completion of construction to successful use.
Contact Person: 
Daniel Kopec
Business Location: 
Office
289 Bay Ave Daniel Kopec Architects LLC
07028 Glen Ridge , NJ
United States
40° 48' 45.2808" N, 74° 12' 9.1908" W
Phone: 
2016188340
Email: 
daniel@kopecarchitects.com
Number of Employees: 
1
Website: 
kopecarchitects.com
Date: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Emloyee Commute
Description of Action: 
My operation is based out of a 300sqft home office - which was designed specifically for this use and to optimize energy performance. By working out of a home office, with the exception of site visits, I am able to avoid commuting altogether.
Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
300sqft office space was designed with LEDs from the outset. Additionally the intent was to have a low ambient light level and employ task lighting on work surfaces. Additionally north facing skylights are positioned over the work surface. All lighting, ambient and task amount to 0.1w/sf. If this had been incandescent, the LPF would have been over 3.0 w/sf. Assumed below are the savings as positioned against an incandescent baseline. Also, the actual savings are greater since for most business hours the ambient lights are not turned on due to the light coming in from the skylights.
kWh Saved: 
1,740
Money Saved: 
191
Energy Other
Description of Action: 
The large format plotter and (2) smaller printers in the office are all Energy Star appliances.
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
DKA recycles all waste paper and cardboard into the Borough of Glen Ridge municipal recycling collection system. (lbs saved is a 12mo estimate)
Lbs Saved: 
80
Provide Environmentally Preferable Products Services
Description of Action: 
Daniel Kopec is a LEED Accredited Professional. All architectural projects designed by the firm strive toward a Net Zero goal. Every project to date has been designed to be at least 30% better than energy code minimum requirements. While not precisely measurable, we strive to design all projects to be as efficient as possible - this includes efficient mechanical systems and tankless domestic hot water heaters on all new construction and major renovations, extremely high performance windows imported from Europe that meet PassivHaus standards, PassivHaus building envelope detailing on all applicable additions, and maximized daylight.
Adopt a Cause or Project in your Community
Description of Action: 
Daniel Kopec is the site manager for a local community garden whose produce goes to the local food pantry.