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.
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.