Category: Sustainability

Robins & Morton, McMillan Pazdan Smith Achieve Three Green Globes Certification on Wofford College’s Environmental Studies Building

Construction firm Robins & Morton and architect McMillan Pazdan Smith received notification that their recently completed project, the Chandler Center for Environmental Studies at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, received Three Green Globes in the Green Globes Certification program. Green Globes is a rating assessment and building certification program that helps new construction projects, […]

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  • energy efficiency
  • Green Globes
  • McMillan Pazdan Smith
  • Sustainability

Observing Earth Day Amid COVID-19: Sustainability and Humanity

It’s impossible not to notice that the beginning of spring looks a little different this year. Ball parks, schools, store shelves and restaurants sit empty, while our homes buzz from morning to night with constant activity – becoming a temporary stand-in for workplaces and classrooms. With Earth Day clearly in sight, Robins & Morton’s Sustainability […]

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  • COVID-19
  • Earth Day
  • economic
  • environmental
  • gratitude
  • social
  • Sustainability

Robins & Morton breaks ground on replacement facility for Reeves County Hospital

Reeves County Hospital District staff members, Robins & Morton and community members gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Reeves County Hospital replacement facility on Nov. 8. This $80 million project represents the district’s investment in a total replacement of the community’s hospital, which will include 25 all-private inpatient beds, a level four emergency […]

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  • healthcare construction
  • LEED
  • Reeves County Hospital District
  • Sustainability
  • Texas

Robins & Morton, Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority celebrate three consecutive Durant campus LEED Silver certifications

Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority, Robins & Morton and James Childers Architects, Inc., recently celebrated the certification of three consecutive LEED Silver certifications – all on the campus of the Choctaw Nation Regional Medical Clinic in Durant, Oklahoma. The campus’ primary building – a 146,093-square-foot clinic – functions essentially as a hospital, simply without the […]

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  • Choctaw Nation
  • Choctaw Nation Regional Health Clinic
  • Durant
  • electrochromatic glass
  • geothermal heating and cooling
  • LEED
  • LEED Campus Program
  • Oklahoma
  • Sustainability

The Sustainable Standard

As sustainable design and construction expand to meet the increasingly specific needs of institutions, healthcare clients face new choices when they build. An activity long identified with checklist-based submissions leading to certification, sustainable building is now a mainstream best practice, one where building owners, architects and construction teams work together to incorporate environmental responsibility into […]

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  • 2030
  • energy efficiency
  • Green Globes
  • LEED
  • Sustainability
  • v4

From Precast to Pavement

When you think about construction waste, you may think of large dumpsters filled with broken drywall, deconstructed wood, and chunks of concrete. But what happens to that waste when it leaves the project? You may soon be driving on it. Construction is infamously one of the highest waste-producing industries in the world. To reduce environmental […]

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  • concrete
  • precast
  • recycling
  • Sustainability

Building Together: Jackie Mustakas

As the daughter of a custom home builder, Jackie often accompanied her father to his projects. Observing her dad’s ability to craft intricate homes that positively impacted so many people, she knew early on she was interested in a career in construction. In high school, Jackie became interested in environmental conservation, and in college, she […]

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  • Building Together
  • Green Building
  • Sustainability
  • University of Florida
  • Women in Construction
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