Green building is an imitative that utilizes building design

Green building is an imitative that utilizes building design, construction, waste
management, and operation to help reduce human impacts on the environment while fostering
healthy and comfortable communities. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or
LEED, provides a third party review of a building and certifies that a building was designed and
built using strategies that will reduce the environmental impact of that building based on the
LEED rating system. The design process for green building is integrative and changes drastically
from project to project. This requires a committed and innovative team of professionals to
properly execute and complete.
We incorporate the steps, inspections, analysis and procedures required for LEED
certification into our project schedule so that every required initiative is planned for and
anticipated. Along with our project experience, Brockamp & Jaeger, Inc. personnel have
completed continuing education training in LEED certification and techniques; including a
number of LEED Technical Review Workshops. Based on both experience and training, our
Project Managers and Superintendents are familiar and experienced with what is required for a
project to be designated as LEED certified.
Brockamp & Jaegers, Inc.’s commitment to sustainable construction is implemented on
many of our projects, whether or not our client is planning to pursue LEED certification, using
an approach that incorporates environmental protection and energy conservation standards into
the execution of our projects. This commitment is a team effort – incorporating the practices of
owners, architects, the general contractor, subcontractors and vendors. Brockamp & Jaeger has
experience with sustainable practices in waste reduction, recycling and energy efficiency; we are
familiar with and have implemented Construction Air Quality Pollution Prevention Plans,
Construction Waste Management Plans, and Construction Air Quality Management Plans.
Concrete, existing aggregate and base materials can be crushed, cleaned, and reused.
Metal and wood products within buildings and on site can be recycled or refurbished and
returned to use. Mature trees on site are preserved whenever possible and new trees planted
where required. Bio swales can treat storm water from paved surfaces and planting strips can
absorb and filter storm water as well. We employ these tactics in order to improve and beautify
the communities surrounding their project.
The design and execution of the energy systems for the building and the choices of
building materials can reinforce the commitment to sustainability. Procurement strategies can
ensure that sustainable construction requirements are addressed. Those working on site,
subcontractors and vendors are made aware of the Owner’s commitment to sustainable
construction and the issues are discussed in team meetings so that these responsibilities are
carried out.