Long a national leader in sustainable construction, DPR’s multibillion-dollar portfolio of green buildings is highlighted with hundreds of projects that have achieved industry-leading standards and pushed the boundaries of what level of high-performance can be achieved at market rates.
U.S. Green Building Council
LEED Green Building Program
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, provides third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
DPR has built 300+ LEED-certified projects, and has more than 600 professionals trained to build and design LEED buildings.
International Living Future Institute (ILFI)
Suite of Certifications
”Using principles of social and environmental justice, ILFI seeks to counter climate change by pushing for an urban environment free of fossil fuels.”
DPR has worked on several NZE and Petal certified projects, including:
- David & Lucile Packard Foundation Headquarters in Los Altos, CA
- DPR offices in Austin, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington DC
- WRNS Studio in Seattle
- Mill Hull Studios in San Diego
International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)
WELL Building Standard™
“Based on performance, WELL measures, certifies, and monitors features of the built environment that impact human health and wellbeing, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.”
Several of DPR's offices have earned WELL certification, including offices in Austin, Nashville, Sacramento and Washington DC.
Sustainability isn’t just about energy and water use. It’s also about creating high-performance buildings that positively impact the health and well-being of a building’s occupants. That’s what IWBI’s WELL Building Standard™ addresses, focusing on seven wellness areas—air, water, nutrition, light, fitness, comfort and mind.
Our Washington, DC, office was our first to combine net-zero with WELL and more are coming online in places like Austin and Sacramento. But we’re just getting started. Our vision is for every building to build on the lessons of predecessors, creating a progressively greener built environment.
In addition to our living labs, in 2007 DPR joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Climate Leaders program, setting an aggressive goal to reduce employee greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2015. We exceeded that goal — reducing emissions by 30% and earning an EPA Climate Leadership Award in the category of Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (Goal Achievement).
We are constantly evolving our carbon footprint tracking and reduction strategies both in our business and jobsite operations to help our customers know what’s possible.