Reducing Our Environmental Footprint with Green Construction

In 1959, Harbour began providing comprehensive solutions for the construction industry. With the passage of time came the significant evolution of our processes, leading us to the sustainable and green construction firm that defines Harbour today. As expert general contractors and construction industry leaders, Harbour understands the importance of constantly evolving our processes to align with modern green building and sustainability goals for all of our projects.

Going green has gained national acceptance as a cost-effective and energy-saving solution that construction management firms can provide their clients. The most prominent standard for green buildings is the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification.

 

Reflective and Vegetative Roof
The reflective and vegetative surfaces on the Chicago 23rd, Now 19th District Police Station roof help to cool the building, saving energy costs, and reducing the overall heat island effect.

Harbour is Fully Committed to Sustainability

In 2017, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released that wind and solar accounted for 10% of all electricity generated for the first time in American history. While this may seem like a small defeat, Harbour is committed to the end goal of a country that relied on 100% renewable energy.

Buildings are amongst the leading contributors to carbon emissions. 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 before 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.

 

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Harbour incorporated a high-reflectivity garden roof system for WM’s Bluff City Transfer Station. The project is LEED Certified to the Gold Level from the USGBC.

 

Reach Your Project’s Maximum Environmental Impact

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 nature. Whether you are looking to make your mark on the environment or maximize savings, Harbour’s team is on board to help you achieve your green goals. With the right green building construction solutions for your job, you can ensure that the structure minimizes your carbon footprint, energy consumption, water usage, and much more.


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