Reduce your carbon footprint with sustainable construction

Reduce your carbon footprint with sustainable construction

IEI General Contractors works with building owners to make a difference

IEI General Contractors Inc. has been an active participant in the development of sustainable construction strategies for building owners and architectural firms throughout northeastern Wisconsin for more than 20 years.

Sustainable construction, also known as green construction, is an all-encompassing term that refers to a focus on earth-friendly strategies that leverage domestic suppliers and energy-efficient installations such as LED light fixtures.

Significant projects in IEI General Contractors’ portfolio, including healthcare construction and schools, all benefit from sustainable construction initiatives. Historical building renovations are particularly good candidates for reusing appropriate materials and upgrading energy usage.

Sustainable construction has its roots in LEED

Many of the strategies used in sustainable construction efforts were first acknowledged in the green building certification program known as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Building owners have come to realize that sustainable construction can deliver long-term operational savings as well as environmental benefits.

Sourcing materials from regional, or at least USA-based suppliers eliminates the risk of tariff-inflated prices as well as transportation issues that can impact schedules. Most sustainable construction decisions are driven by the building owner, while some are at the suggestion of the architect or general contractor.

Regardless of what term is used to describe it, IEI General Contractors takes every opportunity to operate as environmentally friendly and cost-effectively as possible. Sustainable construction is just good, sound business practice whenever it is appropriate.

About IEI General Contractors, Inc.

IEI General Contractors is a member of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin and has more than 30 years in construction service. IEI has a history of making the construction process a pleasant and low-stress experience for stakeholders in any industry. As a premier construction project management firm, IEI is a proven expert in commercial construction and renovation in northeast Wisconsin.

For more information about IEI General Contractors, go to http://ieigc.com/ or call 920-337-2111.

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