Sustainable Design and Construction
Inherent to the McShane Construction buildingMORE approach, sustainable construction is an extension of our commitment to the communities in which we build. We don't design and build "green" buildings to receive an acknowledgement or award or because a client requests it – we do it because it's the RIGHT thing to do.
We are committed to designing and constructing facilities that minimize the long-term impact on natural resources. Therefore, we practice sustainable design and construction techniques every day and to varying degrees, on every project. Sustainability is a core topic during pre-construction. We work hard to ensure that our clients receive the financial benefits – short- and long-term – of considering the many green construction options that can positively impact a project financially.
McShane Construction is committed to sustainability, whether we're building in urban areas where we recycle 50% of the waste stream from our jobsites, or on large suburban multi-family projects, where simple techniques like low-E glass, Energy Star appliances and high SEER™ cooling equipment significantly reduce energy costs for residents. On many of our commercial projects, we're skilled at installing geothermal systems that allow our clients to take advantage of natural heating and cooling throughout the life of their building.
Our professionals are well versed in the requirements of numerous sustainable building programs including:
- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
- Energy Star
- Earthcraft House
- Enterprise Green Communities
- Chicago Green Homes
If you share our passion for sustainability, then let's work together to ensure that we minimize the impact of your next building project on our limited natural resources. For more information, please contact: