Environmental Responsibility

mastercard_slideLEED CERTIFICATION

Ben Hur Construction has a LEED AP certified project manager on our staff.

USGBC MEMBER

Ben Hur Construction has a pending membership to the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building design and construction.

Reducing construction and demolition materials, and constructing sustainable projects provide numerous benefits:

  • Less waste leads to fewer disposal facilities, potentially reducing associated environmental issues including methane gas emissions which contribute to global climate change.
  • Reducing, reusing and recycling construction and demolition materials offsets the need to extract and consume virgin resources.
  • Deconstruction and selective demolition methods divert large amounts of materials from disposal and provide business opportunities.
  • Recovered materials can be donated to qualified charities, resulting in tax benefits. (source:www.epa.gov)

From the small things (recycling office paper, bottles, cans and other recyclables) to the large (reducing paperwork through electronic plans transmissions, electronic archival for files, paperless meetings, LEED certification, recycling/salvage of construction site waste) Ben Hur Construction’s actions illustrate more responsible choices.