8 years ago
As a green builder, O,R&L Construction initiates and incorporates green building strategies into all our projects, whether the client is looking for green opportunities or not. We promote an integrated design and construction process through design build projects and most recently our energy evaluations; which look at existing commercial buildings and analyzes the existing envelope, lighting and HVAC components as existing baseline energy use and then models energy efficient upgrades for optimum energy savings. We incorporate the energy saving results with construction estimates and apply both utility incentives and federal tax rebates for payback results. Other examples of our green building strategy is the use of recycled materials, construction waste management, high performance building materials and the coordination and successful implementation of utility rebates and alternate and/or renewable energy sources on our construction projects.
As a company, we are heavily involved with the USGBC and Connecticut’s local chapter of the Green Building Council; our president, Todd Renz, being the current chairman of the board. The O,R&L Construction office buys 100% green power, recycles office waste and has many LEED AP’s on staff that continue to explore green building through education and example.