Our approach is that, even if a project
is not pursing a sustainable certification,
it is important to bring sustainable
principles to the design and construction
process to maximize the value to
At Baldwin, environmental initiatives are improving the way that we build and operate our business. Our approach is that, even if a project is not pursing a sustainable certification, it is important to bring sustainable principles to the design and construction process to maximize the value to our clients.
Our biggest impact to the environment is the waste that we produce during a project. While our projects are currently diverting large percentages of the waste that comes on to our project sites, our goal is to ultimately strive for overall reduction of the amount of waste coming onto our sites, eventually eliminating waste of all types.
Supporting Our Clients Goals
Baldwin helps our clients to meet their goals of building high-performance, healthy buildings, which we do through education of both our own associates and our clients. This means that our clients work with associates who understand how to build to sustainable standards and how to manage the LEED process. We are a member of the United States Green Building Council and we have staff members with LEED credentials.
While we realize that our major impacts to the environment are through our abilities to eliminate waste and support our clients’ goals, there are also things that we do culturally in our offices – both home and jobsite –that add up to make a large difference. Some of these efforts include:
- Digital Invoicing
- Inter-Office recycling program
- Reduce paper consumption
- Electronic information exchange
- Discourage the use of plastic bags and bottled water
- General office consumables made from post-consumer materials
- Turn off lights when not in use
Our office is an open air space with operable windows, using less energy on appropriate weather days. Re-light windows in office partition walls are located throughout the building allowing abundant use of natural light.
We have policies and programs in place that allow us to measure and monitor where we stand, allowing us to be innovative and explore the limits of sustainability expectations in the construction industry. We are dedicated to keeping our associates educated on the most current innovations in green building and taking that knowledge out onto jobsites and into the communities where we work.