Reducing your environmental footprint with smarter construction.
In 2017, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released for the first time in American history that wind and solar accounted for 10% of all electricity generated. While this may seem like a small defeat, Harbour is committed to the end goal of a country relied on 100% renewable energy.
Buildings are amongst the leading contributors to carbon emission. It is estimated by 2030 that nine hundred billion square feet of buildings will be either constructed or renovated. As of 2017, cities and mass density areas account for 75% of carbon emissions. The attitude in the construction industry needs to change.
At Harbour we address the environmental impact of your project, then we analyze the entire construction and life cycle impact that it may have prior to breaking ground. Our attitude is considered “Green Building” practice and we either eliminate or reduce the carbon footprint your project may have, leaving behind a Greener Future.
Harbour focuses on 3 benefits of Green Building:
1. Environmental Benefits
- Reduce water usage
- Conserve natural resources.
- Improve air and water quality
- Reduce emissions to air
- Protect existing biodiversity and ecology
- Reduce and reuse material use
2. Economic Benefits
- Reduce operating costs
- Mitigated risk
- Improve occupant productivity and satisfaction
- Create market for Green products and services
- Optimize performance over time
3. Community Benefits
- Improve quality of life
- Minimize stress on local infrastructure
- Improve occupant health and comfort
Every effort that helps promote a better planet, no matter how small, is a step in the right direction. Our goal at Harbour is to help sustain the environment without disrupting the natural habitats around it.