Sustainability

Working with the best in the business keeps us at our best. Today, staying a step ahead in the area of sustainability means meeting the needs of the present generation without sacrificing the needs of the future generations. Our clients are constantly under pressure to meet stricter sustainability standards and we want to partner with you to utilize the most responsible methods without losing sight of safety, cost and schedule.

During the pre-construction, planning and sourc­ing phase of a construction project is where the conceptualization occurs for greater sustainability over the life-cycle of a building. It is in the early planning phase that Graycor is able to provide value in assessing the cost and quality of building materials as well as logistics expertise.

To ensure we are giving our clients the best possible advice, we not only have 15+ LEED®-Accredited professionals on staff, but we also look to consistently educate our team in the methods, materials and technology needed to complete your project in the most timely and cost-effective manner possible. This includes the latest in building-information modeling, web-based project management tools and other collaborative project management technologies.

Green Building

Today, staying a step ahead in the area of green building and sustainability means meeting the needs of the present generation without sacrificing the needs of future generations. Our clients are constantly under pressure to meet stricter environmental and sustainability standards, and there are many facets to doing it well. From energy efficiency to resource efficiency to low-toxin and low-impact construction, we partner with you to drive the most responsible methods without losing sight of cost and schedule.

At Graycor, we understand the complexities and components of green building - whether it is providing preconstruction services, including green concepts and budgeting, or sourcing and procuring salvaged or recycled building materials, or even performing the project using environmentally sensitive methods.

  • Sustainable site planning
  • Safeguarding water and water efficiency
  • Energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • Conservation of materials and resources
  • Indoor environmental quality

LEED

Administered by the USGBC, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is a national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. LEED encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria. When involved with a LEED-potential project, Graycor Construction takes an active role in assisting clients with their commitment to environmental stewardship. Our team works with the architect in the design phase to source the best materials to meet the requirements of LEED design without sacrificing the budget or schedule. In addition, we fully assist clients' green building consultants by providing supportive, quantifiable documentation of the project in the concerted effort to achieve LEED certification.

Energy

Graycor Construction is fully adept at providing clients with energy solutions that result in cost and energy-efficient savings. Our team can perform a range of services, including:

  • Comprehensive energy analysis
  • Enhancing a building's environmental management system (EMS)
  • Installing sensor systems to monitor and adjust environmental conditions
  • Installing demand-based fresh air distribution
  • Installing ventilation heat recovery systems
  • Retrofitting indoor and outdoor lighting systems using LED or other technology

Solar

As electric prices continue to fluctuate and reducing carbon emissions becomes more important, solar energy will provide predictable costs and improve corporate images. Graycor Construction knows how you do business. We know how to introduce solar to your portfolio that best suits your needs. State and Federal governments are offering generous financial incentives making solar an attractive alternative to fossil-fueled electricity. Graycor Construction's national presence allows for bulk purchasing that reduce costs. We can also manage your program on a national scale. We offer a variety of design-build delivery methods including owner-owned and financing through Power Purchase Agreements (PPA).

Green Building Team

To ensure we are leading our clients in the right direction for their business, we have a substantial, ever-growing LEED Accredited Professionals team. We also look to consistently educate our professionals in the methods, materials and technology needed to complete projects in the most timely and cost-effective manner possible. This includes the latest in building-information modeling, Web-based project management tools and other collaborative project management technologies that assist in delivering a top-notch green project.