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Green and Sustainable Best Practices
- Project Team Beacon’s Senior Construction Manager, Matt Lucarelli earned a LEED Accredited Professional status.
- Water Efficient Landscaping We have reduced potable water usage for irrigation by reducing fescue turf and incorporating love grass. Additionally, we employ drip irrigation on native vegetation species as opposed to traditional sprayheads that allow water to run off and evaporate.
- Transit We have installed bicycle storage racks and designated hybrid vehicle parking. We also encourage use of public transportation.
- Heat Island Effect We’ve lowered energy consumption by installing highly reflective TPO roofing and concrete paving in truck courts, which reduce the "heat island effect” over traditional roofs and asphalt.
- Lighting Warehouse layouts are analyzed and specifically designed for each customer’s needs using T5HO and T8 light fixtures in in an effort to maximize efficiency and limit utility costs by as much as 50%.
- Thermal Efficiency Use of dual-seal insulating glass windows in our buildings lowers utility costs. Mechanical systems are sized and zoned to meet specific solar and occupancy requirements of our customers.
- Low-to-No VOC Paints To ensure proper air quality in all of our projects, we use paints and adhesives with non-volatile organic compounds.
- Construction Materials Space plans for second generation suites are designed to limit the amount of demolition by saving as many existing walls as possible ~ the byproduct is cost savings and less construction debris.
- Recycling Programs In 2009, over 20 tons of carpet were removed from our properties and sent to reclamation centers, avoiding local landfills. Several of our office parks use a trash removal service that sorts through all of the recycled material by hand ~ 68% of the material is recycled.