Sustainability and Green Initiatives

The new Parkland Hospital in Dallas obtained LEED Gold Certification.


Austin Industries is committed to good stewardship of the natural environment

As a corporate citizen, Austin and its employee-owners have an obligation to protect and preserve the environment while projects are under construction, and we are dedicated to providing 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 goods/materials consumption and waste production. 

Our resume includes a multitude of landmark, precedent-setting projects, initiatives and partnerships, ranking us 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, staying current with the most advanced strategies for building sustainable, healthy environments. 

Austin pioneered some of the first prototype projects for what would become the LEED certification program, and we stay focused on the benefits for both the environment and the operational efficiencies for the owner. We provide cost and constructability input for green initiatives during preconstruction, integrating the most appropriate environmental solution.


Environmental Partnerships

Austin Bridge & Road

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

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.

Austin Industrial

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:

  • Ethanol facility construction and biomass facilities
  • Using renewable resources to produce gasoline additives and power
  • Construction of facilities to turn natural gas into high-quality, sulfur-free synthetic crude oil
     

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.