Turner Construction Company Announces Sustainability Program to Achieve Higher Level of Environmental Efficiency and Resiliency

April 22, 2019

Company commits to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption of our on-site construction operations by 50 percent by 2030

Turner Construction Company is proud to announce an elevated approach towards environmental sustainability. 

Since the company made a formal commitment to becoming a green builder, Turner has worked on more than $60 billion of green building projects. Along the way, Turner diverted three million tons of construction waste from landfills and further reduced its environmental impact through a range or sustainability programs in its construction and corporate operations. 

“But these efforts alone are not enough,” said Julia Gisewite, director of sustainability. “Extreme weather events, climate change and their impact on people and the built environment are calling for us to seek new and enhanced ways utilize our technical expertise to create a healthy, prosperous and sustainable future for our people, clients and the environment.” 

Gisewite continued, “Turner has a three-pronged program to support achievement of environmental efficiency, and the resiliency and green goals of our projects.”

Environmental Efficiency
The company commits to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption of on-site construction operations by 50 percent by 2030. By taking a deeper look into the aspects of construction that the company can control – the building process itself – Turner has the opportunity to make a direct, measurable impact on the environment. 

Resiliency
Resiliency speaks to the ability to recover from or to be resistant to the impact of natural and manmade disasters—as well as long-term changes resulting from climate change. Mindful of the range of extreme weather conditions, Turner has a clear focus on providing for the safety and welfare of people during the construction process and will actively promote and protect their well-being. In addition, Turner will increase its technical expertise to support critical decision-making to provide for the long-term comfort, livability and sustainability of buildings and communities. 

Green Building
Turner will continue to achieve the environmental goals of its projects. Turner’s staff will continue to learn and grow their knowledge and experience in innovative green technologies and processes. 
Gisewite said, “Turner’s comprehensive approach to sustainability relies on the innovation, creativity and resourcefulness of our people.” She continued, “We are committed to work with our clients and partners to seek out ways to make a difference on our building projects on behalf of our future and for the generations to come.”

About Turner Construction Company
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company. Founded in 1902, Turner first made its mark on the industry pioneering the use of steel-reinforced concrete for general building, which enabled the company to deliver safer, stronger, and more efficient buildings to clients. The company continues to embrace emerging technologies and offers an increasingly diverse set of services. With an annual construction volume of $13 billion, Turner is the largest builder in the United States, ranking first in the major market segments of the building construction field, including healthcare, education, sports, commercial, and green building. The firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, one of the world's leading international construction service providers. For more information please visit https://www.turnerconstruction.com


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