Green Building

The US EPA estimates the built environment is responsible for 72% of electricity consumption, contributes 39% of carbon dioxide emissions, and consumes 13% of water usage. As a construction and engineering company, Robins & Morton recognized and accepted the challenge of improving these statistics by developing and implementing sustainable design and construction techniques. In an effort to minimize environmental impacts and regenerate our communities, Robins & Morton incorporates sustainable practices into every project; therefore, furthering our commitment to build with purpose.

With company-wide policies like our Jobsite Waste Management Policy and Sustainable Jobsites Policy, we are looking to the future to make sustainable jobsite measures an routine part of our company culture.  Our Sustainable Jobsites Policy details cost-neutral, yet highly effective activities that are implemented on every jobsite. The sustainable strategies within the policy target water savings, minimization of energy usage, smart selection of materials, protection of human health, and education of the team.

Our Jobsite Waste Management Policy was created to minimize our share of the 160 million tons of building-related construction and demolition debris generated per year. Our policy requires each jobsite to create and implement a waste diversion plan appropriate for the project, location, and budget.  As the diversion market varies by location, so do our project’s diversion totals; however, many of our projects are able to divert upwards of 80% of jobsite waste from local landfills.

These policies serve as our foundation for sustainable construction; a foundation which is exceptionally helpful for our projects pursuing United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification or Green Building Initiative’s (GBI) Green Globes Certification. Robins & Morton recognizes and utilizes LEED and Green Globes Rating Systems as valuable standards for measuring a project’s operational performance and sustainable characteristics. Our 70+ LEED Accredited Professionals, LEED Green Associates, and Green Globes Professionals are available to staff our projects and have been trained to target, execute, and achieve feasible and cost-effective credits and points. Robins & Morton is a USGBC Gold Member and Certified Education Provider and have numerous employees serving on local and state USGBC chapters and ABC’s National Green Building Committee. Due to our experience and success with LEED and Green Globes projects, ENR continues to rank Robins & Morton as one of the Top 100 Green Contractors in the nation.

Robins & Morton is grateful our clients give us the opportunity to enhance the success of their LEED and Green Globes projects and is proud of our commitment to raise the standard for sustainable construction in our industry; every project, every time.

What do we do for our clients?

A few of our green building services include:

  • Implementing our experienced process for achieving LEED and Green Globes certification which begins by understanding your environmental priorities, operational goals, and cost parameters to determine feasible and cost-effective green building goals.
  • Providing initial cost assessments to aid our clients’ in their decision-making and encourage early incorporation of energy efficient strategies; this has proven to increase the number of points, minimize cost premiums, and minimizing the likeliness of “value engineering” away systems that result in an operational savings and return on investment.
  • Increasing construction credit points without increasing the initial project costs by performing material analyses as a preconstruction practice.
  • Executing construction responsibilities and continuously reviewing opportunities to increase the number of overall points for the project.
  • Acting as the LEED or Green Globes Consultant or Project Administrator  and successfully guiding the certification process and all parties involved.
  • Implementing our internal sustainability policies on every project to continuously minimize our impact on the environment and protect the communities neighboring where we build.

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