As part of a growing initiative to promote environmental awareness, Burleson Construction Company strives to incorporate green building best practices into each of our projects. These practices improve the not only the quality and health of the building and its occupants, but also generates a healthier working environment during construction. Some of these practices include:
- Jobsite cleanliness
- Waste management (recycling/diversion from landfills)
- Local/regional material use
- Lean Construction
- Use of more sustainable materials
- Indoor air quality monitoring and filtration
Burleson Construction is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) who initiated with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building rating system which is a nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. We currently have three LEED Accredited Professionals with Building Design & Construction specialties on staff.
As an example of our commitment to green building, Burleson Construction recently completed construction of the Gilliam Wellness Center on the campus of Milligan College in Milligan, TN in February 2010. This project achieved a LEED Gold Certification through design efforts such as natural daylight views and water and energy efficiency and construction efforts such indoor air quality monitoring and construction waste management, which diverted 82% of waste from landfills.