One of the first steps of the integrated design process is the charrette. In the sustainable design and construction industry, a charrette provides the groundwork for a successful project. An effective charrette provides team members and stakeholders an opportunity to unify their understanding of the project’s particular performance goals, while assessing strategies and approaches to achieve those goals. NEI has facilitated over 100 integrated design charrettes and is an Enterprise Green Communities designated Charrette Provider. We take pride in our ability to help teams frame desired outcomes, set goals, and facilitate a collaborative and inclusive process, maximizing the benefits of the collective team’s experience and knowledge.