People. Planet. Prosperity. Place.
GRANT has built Projects that have received LEED Certification, most recently the San Marcos CA Campus of Casa de Amparo, which received two Certifications…(BD+C) for the Administration Building and (HOMES) for the Short-stay Residential Cottages.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.
To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.
All of GRANT Projects are built with Sustainability in mind, through Planning, Design and Construction.
Buildings have the capacity to make a major contribution to a more sustainable future for our planet.
It is estimated that buildings in developed countries account for more than forty percent of energy consumption over their lifetime (incorporating raw material production, construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning).
Add to this the fact that for the first time in human history over half of the world’s population now lives in urban environments and it’s clear that sustainable buildings have become vital cornerstones for securing long-term environmental, economic and social viability.
Sustainable construction aims to meet present day needs for housing, working environments and infrastructure without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs in times to come. It incorporates elements of economic efficiency, environmental performance and social responsibility – and contributes to the greatest extent when architectural quality, technical innovation and transferability are included.
Sustainable construction involves issues such as the design and management of buildings; materials performance; construction technology and processes; energy and resource efficiency in building, operation and maintenance; robust products and technologies; long-term monitoring; adherence to ethical standards; socially-viable environments; stakeholder participation; occupational health and safety and working conditions; innovative financing models; improvement to existing contextual conditions; interdependencies of landscape, infrastructure, urban fabric and architecture; flexibility in building use, function and change; and the dissemination of knowledge in related academic, technical and social contexts.
- Innovative concepts regarding design, integration of materials and methods, and mechanical systems
- Contributions to construction technologies and building processes, operation and maintenance.
- Long-term monitoring methods to evaluate whether expectations and goals have been met.
- Dissemination of knowledge, including project documentation, communication, education and training.
- SWPPP Management that protects the environment
- Recycling Programs
- EPA & HAZMAT Programs and Abatement