The new Parkland Hospital in Dallas obtained LEED Gold Certification.
As a corporate citizen, we have an obligation to protect and preserve the environment while projects are under construction, and we are dedicated to providing sustainable solutions for continued impact on the environment. Austin and its employee-owners have a tremendous stake in the natural environment, and protection and preservation of this is our collective responsibility as corporate citizens, as individuals, and as active members of the communities in which we live. As such, our leadership teams have an obligation to protect and preserve the environment while projects are under construction and provide sustainable solutions for a building's continued impact on the environment.
Based on our experience with sustainability and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) projects and certifications, Austin can provide solutions to our customers regarding sustainable initiatives on any project. Our LEED Accredited Professionals and Green Advantage Builders provide solutions for the reduction of the consumption of goods/materials and waste production. Through continuous research of green building materials, technologies and implementation, Austin delivers high performance, sustainable buildings that achieve these benefits.
Our resume includes a multitude of landmark, precedent-setting projects, initiatives and partnerships, illustrating our expertise for sustainability and ranking us 41st among the top U.S. based contractors according to ENR’s list of Green Contractors. We remain active with the U.S. Green Building Council as well as other agencies, staying current with the most advanced strategies for the reduction of the consumption of goods/materials and waste production while building sustainable, healthy environments. Austin’s in-house education portal, Austin University, provides employee-owners with the tools and training to support our sustainability efforts.
Austin has long been a steward of the environment, pioneering some of the first prototype projects for what would become the LEED certification program. As we set new benchmarks for sustainable construction, Austin stays focused on the benefits for both the environment and operational efficiencies for the owner. We provide cost and constructability input for green initiatives during preconstruction integrating the most appropriate environmental solution.
Austin Bridge & Road is in a partnership with the State of Texas to replace, retire or renovate old equipment to improve negative environmental impact. As part of the state’s Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP), Texas Governor Rick Perry delivered an equipment grant check to Austin Bridge & Road for replacing heavy equipment with compatible, environmentally friendly equipment. TERP is an $80 million grant program aimed at reducing nitrogen oxide emissions, and is expected to remove 13,000 tons of nitrogen oxide – a primary component of ground-level ozone linked to serious health problems – each year.
Austin Commercial brings a unique level of green building experience to each project with its affiliation with the industry’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®). Based on our experience with LEED projects and certifications, Austin Commercial is prepared to make suggestions to our customers regarding sustainable initiatives depending on the type of LEED certification being sought for a project.
Our resume includes a multitude of landmark, precedent-setting projects, proving that this team is an expert in Green Building. We remain active with the U.S. Green Building Council, staying current with the most advanced strategies for the reduction of the consumption of goods/materials and waste production while building sustainable, healthy environments.
Our refinery work aims to help lower the sulfur content in diesel fuels and produce a cleaner burning gasoline. Our power construction and re-generation projects include new construction and revamping of existing natural gas facilities to meet higher emission standards and the needs of the power grid.
Austin Industrial regularly performs projects geared to lower oil consumption, including:
In our contract maintenance business segment, Austin Industrial partners with industrial clients to ensure responsible stewardship of the environment through the proper handling and disposal of construction materials, chemicals, fuels and cleaning agents as well as the handling of all substances and materials within the owner’s process systems and facilities.
We continually perform preventive maintenance, repair and improvement to existing process systems to meet our zero emissions standard, and our ongoing contracts routinely include key performance indicators (KPIs) focused on environmental excellence. In addition, Austin Industrial maintains steadfast focus on leak-free start-ups of plant operations on turnaround and outage contracts.