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Infill development is the use of land within
a built-up area for further construction, focusing on the reuse and replacement
of obsolete or underutilized buildings and sites. Infill development presents
unique challenges to a construction company. What will be done with the obsolete
building's materials as it is demolished? Are there any asbestos issues to be
addressed? Is the existing water / sewer / power infrastructure sufficient to
support the new building's operations? How do you minimize and mitigate interruption
to the operations of neighboring businesses? This paper describes how general
contractor Bob Moore Construction addressed the challenges of demolition and subsequent
construction of major new facilities as part of an infill development program
and delivered a LEED Gold Certified project.
out more information about what it means to get LEED certified. A brand certification
of the United States Green Building Council, LEED rating attemps to address all
types of buildings, while emphasizing state-of-the-art strategies for sustainable
site development, energy efficiency, water savings, materials selection, among
others. According to the USGBC, "LEED is a practical rating tool for green
building design and construction that provides immediate and measurable results
for building owners and occupants."
If you're an investor or developer
who's interested in learning about the process of green building, here are a few
basics to help you get going. Building green is becoming more and more important
as our resources dwindle, and we become more aware of the sensitivities to toxins
that many people have. With the price of oil and natural gas rising, saving energy
is a big concern.
savings, higher productivity and less waste. These are but a few of the many attributes
towards implementing green building concepts and practices. These days, because
of programs like the U.S. Green Building Council's landmark LEED rating system
for buildings, the ideas and concepts of green building have now entered the mainstream.
organizations don't realize the tremendous amount of money they spend every year
on commercial facilities. With today's sophisticated systems and rising energy
costs, the problem is growing. Here are three manageable strategies your organization
can employ to lower your facility budget.
We're not talking hunter
green, sea-foam green or Wint-o-Green Lifesavers, just to be perfectly clear.
This green is gray, black, charcoal, red and any other color found in the rainbow.
It's all about sustainability, LEED certification, environmental honors, structures
under construction and a little dreaming for the future. And though the title
of "Greenest Building of the World," is based somewhat on a subjective
notion, there is much to be said about the following group of buildings. Some
for living, some for working and all for taking care of our planet, in one way
Consumer interest in green
building exploded in 2007, and it's still growing. Thanks to extensive media coverage,
an increasing number of consumers are becoming familiar with sustainability and
green building. Newspapers warn about climate change and soaring gas prices. Retail
giants like Wal-Mart have adopted sustainable practices and opened green stores.
Hollywood has jumped on the green bandwagon, incorporating green practices in
its 2008 Oscars. Home and garden television shows offer a steady stream of shows
promoting green living.
This website was created to promote green building
and LEED certification, by Bob Moore Construction. A leading commercial construction
company in Texas since 1946, Bob Moore Construction is a member of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the Tilt-up Concrete Association (TCA). For more information
about Bob Moore Construction's LEED and green building program, please visit