Building a Better Future
At Donohoe, we recognize our responsibility for being a good steward of the environment. Our goal is to build for a sustainable future while preserving resources and minimizing the footprint that construction practices and activities have today. Sustainable construction practices are integrated into every Donohoe Construction project.
Our Qualified team
Our staff of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professionals in both our Estimating and Operations departments continues to grow. Additionally, many of our field staff has been certified in the Green Advantage program, so they can fully appreciate the specific details of sustainable construction practices relevant to day-to-day jobsite activities.
Preconstruction and Construction Best Practices
During preconstruction, our knowledgeable team supports the design consultants by helping identify the sustainable design options that are best suited to the project, yielding the greatest benefit for the least cost. We consistently volunteer to maximize the LEED points that can be achieved through construction practices such as waste management, use of local or regional materials, use of recycled materials, and indoor air quality.
During construction, we integrate the sustainable project goals into every subcontract agreement, and we reinforce these goals to all members of the construction team throughout the entire project. Our program addresses both construction means and methods and the management of water incidents that are inherent to construction.
In addition to our many LEED accredited and sustainable projects, we are proud to be building the first LEED Platinum Multi-Family project in the Washington DC metro area, which is scheduled to deliver in the 4th quarter of 2012. We have also been recognized as a pilot recipient for the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES) Pilot Program for the adaptive reuse of a parking lot into a vibrant plaza for The George Washington University. SITES is the first national rating system for sustainable landscape design, construction, and maintenance. The project includes three underground cisterns with a total capacity of 33,000 gallons. The cisterns will provide water for the landscape, irrigation and decorative fountains, and is designed to rarely, if ever, release water into the city storm water system.
To learn more, see our portfolio of sustainable projects.