Buildings and their infrastructure make up today's human environment. The way buildings are designed, built, and operated influences our productivity and quality of life. Studies demonstrate that productivity losses from building-related environmental conditions are equivalent to 10 days per person per year. The built environment also impacts society as a whole through the consumption of resources such as energy, water, and building materials. Corporations and government are making significant commitments to sustainability, as evidenced by more than half of the FORTUNE 500 companies having sustainability or corporate responsibility programs. These commitments cannot be met without considering the buildings that are a part of business. With buildings that are purposely built for their people to be more efficient and comfortable and systems that consume less energy and resources, companies and institutions can be more cost-effective and focused on achieving their business goals as well as organizational purpose.
Balfour Beatty brings expertise in advanced energy retrofit and repurpose of existing buildings (targeting deep energy cuts), new construction of high performance buildings, power generation (on-site facilities for renewable and co-generation power sources), and lifecycle maintenance and operations solutions. Our facilities incorporate net zero, LEED, BREEAM, Climate Positive, and Green Globe sustainability measures worldwide, and we focus on sharing cutting-edge solutions across our projects. By working with Balfour Beatty, clients have access to innovations across the project lifecycle in the U.S. building market and also benefit from our global experience.