The work of Chris Benedict R. A. (CBRA) is regarded internationally as the leading edge in the field of sustainable building design. While currently most architects are learning how to follow sustainable guidelines, CBRA's work over the past twenty years has formed the basis for these guidelines, innovated vital building systems and construction techniques, and changed code and laws to allow affordable delivery of high performance buildings. CBRA is passionately involved in holistic thinking about buildings and how they work formally and aesthetically within the broad context of human health and comfort, resource efficiency, resiliency, urban infrastructure, economies, laws and financing. This is the life's work of the firm's members and has become their natural way of thinking.