Green Construction Practices

The goal of sustainable construction is to reduce the footprint we make on this planet by promoting and providing environmentally conscious designs and construction practices. There are many shades of green.
Some are easily incorporated into design and construction, others come with a higher price tag. The shade that makes the most sense depends on each customer’s business and vision. This starts with understanding
options for considerations such as:

  • Maximizing the use of renewable building materials and resources
  • Siting the structure and access for minimal impact on the environment
  • Aesthetic harmony with the surrounding area
  • Water conservation, e.g. retaining storm water for landscaping purposes
  • Solar and energy conservation systems
  • Indoor air quality
  • Reducing operating costs by reducing energy and water consumption

Decisions in these and other areas can be guided by standards such as
those from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. During
pre-construction meetings, we discuss and evaluate environmentally
sustainable alternatives, paying particular attention to construction cost
versus life-cycle costs, durability, and overall building utility in order to
design a unique construction proposal that best meets our client’s needs.