Building greener means building better.
At Hankin Group, our focus when building is on sustainable development and creating projects that not only last, but also have a lower impact on the environment. Sustainable building practices are a responsibility, not an accolade, and mean greater health, economic, and environmental benefits for all.
Some of these building practices we implement include using recycled and locally sourced building materials, creating efficient storm water management systems that allow water to be stored and used for irrigation, and using low-emitting materials for interior construction that keep air cleaner.
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a nationally accepted third-party rating system for sustainability. There are different levels of LEED Certifications – Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. They’re based on:
The goal of LEED is to reduce environmental impact and improve quality of life. Environmentally conscience building creates spaces that have lower energy costs and are healthier to work and live in. These practices benefit occupants in a number of ways, including reducing utility bills and increasing air quality. LEED certified buildings benefit the environment in a number of ways, including reducing construction waste, incorporating recycled materials into buildings, and using cleaning products that are less harmful to the environment.
Hankin Group incorporates LEED practices into projects across all facets of development. By building green and certifying our buildings as LEED, we are working to make the environments of our homes and offices healthier and more productive. We’ve highlighted a few of these projects here:
Our LEED Certified Buildings:
Projects In Progress:
Our commitment to sustainability goes even further than implementing green building practices in each of our projects. Hankin Group is also a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and a sustaining partner of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC).
Energy Star Certifications:
For buildings to earn an Energy Star Certification, they must meet energy performance standards set by the EPA. This certificate is given annually, so buildings must maintain their high performance to keep their certification.