Building a Green Legacy

Sustainable Design and Construction

We begin every project with the end in mind: your building can have a multigenerational impact on your community. By including sustainable design and construction services, you can help ensure your building’s legacy is a good one.

Preconstruction is the ideal time to discuss opportunities to reduce your project’s environmental imprint within the building and the surrounding area. As your partner in construction, we will evaluate the potential cost-savings, environmental impact, and overall project benefits. We use our expertise to help clients make educated decisions about their goals, and discuss how each decision affects the overall building performance and impact in the short and long term.

During the preconstruction process, we will evaluate the environmental impact of your building on the surrounding area. We will look for ways to mitigate any potentially negative impact as well as look for opportunities to use your building’s exterior to improve your project’s sustainability. We have guided clients through green building applications such as green roofs, parking lot design and material, retention basins, rain gardens, and storm water runoff management.

We guide clients through making green building decisions that balance sustainability goals, initial costs, and lifecycle costs. We have helped clients make informed decisions about heating and cooling systems (geothermal, solar, wind), lighting options, alternative energy sources, and implementing energy saving programs.

Construction Process
Horst Construction is committed to limiting the environmental impact of our construction processes. We employ LEED-certified staff and are dedicated to recommending full system evaluations for clients to help them make the best possible decisions for their project.