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Sustainable Practices

Sustainability Approach
Sustainability For

People and the Planet

Sustainability starts at home. DPR doesn’t just build green, we live it. From eliminating single-use water bottles in our offices to incorporating solar-powered energy on construction sites, we’re implementing innovative solutions to benefit our people, partners, customers and the planet.

DPR's global sustainability group is dedicated to keeping the company laser-focused on sustainability. This commitment includes investment in our own net-zero-energy offices that serve as living labs to tracking our energy and water use, a vital component of our carbon footprint.

Path To Regeneration
Path To


The Path to Regeneration is a roadmap for DPR’s vision to reduce carbon emissions. It focuses on a direct data-driven approach, with progress tracked using real-time transparent data coupled with in-house, hands-on carbon sequestering initiatives.

What DPR Construction is Currently Doing

DPR's 2030 Goal

recycle waste
  • 95%+ diversion on numerous sites
  • Waste reduction services including adaptive reuse, prefabrication, lean principles, virtual design
  • 95%+ diversion after salvageability analysis on deconstruction services
Zero Waste Culture
  • Incentive program for sustainable transit alternatives
  • Tax incentive for public transit tickets
  • EV charging at various offices
Incentivize Sustainable Transit
  • Transitioning equipment to electric as technology becomes available
  • Focusing on renewable and bio-fuels where appropriate
Prioritize Hybrid,
Electric and Clean Fuel
  • Pushing biofuel usage with current fleet
  • Transitioning fleet to hybrid-electric trucks
  • Placed order for first phase of fully electric vehicles
  • Piloting new equipment as it becomes available
Prioritize Hybrid,
Electric and Clean Fuel
Air Travel
airline aviation
  • Implementing sustainable travel guidelines
  • Prioritizing sustainable options in travel management application
  • Providing proper tools for remote communication alternatives
100% Air Travel Offset
sustainable office
  • Seven Zero Energy "living lab" locations across climate zones
  • LEED certification for numerous other offices
  • Pursuing renewable energy procurement for remaining offsite power supply
10 Zero Energy Offices
  • Prioritizing hybrid and electric in app
  • Incentive program for taking more sustainable alternatives
100% Rideshare Offset
  • In-house operational and embodied carbon Life Cycle Assessment services
  • Branded sustainable material selection catalog
  • Focusing investments within innovative construction technology and solutions, such as prefabrication
100% Carbon Accounting
Living Labs

The Talk

From the inception of DPR, we’ve known that if we take care of our people, good work will follow. Taking care of our people has to start with the spaces we ask them to occupy for work every day.

Mike Humphrey

DPR Leadership Team Member

Explore DPR's Living Labs

DPR | Reston Office Tenant Improvement

DPR Construction Net-Zero Energy Phoenix Regional Office

DPR Sacramento Office | 1801 J Street

DPR San Diego Net-Zero Office

DPR Construction Net-Zero Energy San Francisco Regional Office

Customer Sustainability
Sustainability For

Our Customers

Our desire to save the planet translates to our projects and jobsites. We take steps from sourcing responsibly-produced building materials to managing jobsite environmental aspects to programs to reduce jobsite waste and more.

But the work isn’t done when we turn over a building to an owner: The lifecycle of a building itself has the potential to leave the deepest carbon footprint. That’s why we counsel clients and provide them with tools to maintain sustainable practices long after the ribbon-cutting ceremony. We don’t blindly recommend green strategies to customers; we consider the social and economic impacts because sustainability goals aren’t achievable without economic stability.

At DPR, we believe sustainability goes beyond just the environment. It’s about building spaces that are healthy for both the planet and the people who use them.

Photo: The 4,600-square-foot Miller Hull studio was the first project to earn Petal Certification under the latest version of the Living Building Challenge. (Credit Chipper Hatter)

At DPR, we believe sustainability goes beyond just the environment. It's about building spaces that are healthy for both the planet and the people who use them and it takes collaborative planning to not only achieve this goal but to do so most affordably.

Ryan Poole

DPR’s global sustainability group leader

Meet Our Leadership
Meet Our Leadership
who we are

Ryan Poole

Global Sustainability Leader

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