Green Building

 

Engineering News-Record’s 2015 Green Sourcebook once again recognizes Turner as the largest green builder in the United States.

At Turner we are committed to green building and sustainability. We emphasize education and training for all Turner staff and work to improve our ability to deliver green buildings to our clients. We strive to make Turner an ever more sustainable company through improved corporate governance and more rigorous and transparent reporting of environmental metrics.

Sustainability Policies

  • Train our People -- Turner provides green building training to employees and encourages employee to attain LEED Professional accreditation. Turner has 1,400 LEED accredited professionals.
  • Reduce and Recycle Construction Waste -- Since 2005, Turner has diverted more than two million tons of construction waste from landfills.
  • Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions -- Turner achieved a five percent, absolute reduction in our corporate greenhouse gas emissions between 2006 and 2011.
  • Seek LEED Certification for Turner Offices -- Turner has achieved LEED certification of 16 offices.
  • Green Field Offices and Activities -- Turner has a set of sustainability standards for our offices and jobsites, including a site-specific Indoor Air Quality plan, a Construction Waste Management plan and a Construction Activity Pollution Prevention plan.
  • Report Environmental Performance -- Turner publicly reports on our environmental performance.
  • Research and Share Green Building Information -- Turner conducts research, pilot projects and case studies to support the development and implementation of new technology and best practice.
  • Promote a Culture of Safety -- Turner recognizes the right of our employees to a safe and healthy workplace. Turner’s culture embraces the principle of Building L.I.F.E. (Living Injury Free Everyday) with an expectation that all projects provide the safest workplace possible for our employees, contractors, clients and the community.

Green Market Barometer

Turner began publishing the Green Building Market Barometer -- a survey of real estate executives' perceptions about the costs and benefits of green buildings -- in 2004. Click to download the Green Building Market Barometer as a pdf.

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Turner Green Zone

Turner jobsites and offices annually complete the Turner Green Zone Office survey. The survey includes 12 prerequisites and 50 credits in five categories: Well-being and Environmental Quality, Recycling and Waste, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, and Innovation and Design. To achieve designation as a Turner Green Zone, a project or office must achieve all 12 prerequisites and at least five additional credits. Turner Green Zone projects reduce the environmental impact of our operations, minimize operating costs through energy and water efficiency and reduced material consumption, and provide a healthier and more productive workplace environment for Turner staff.

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