WHERE INNOVATION


AND SUSTAINABILITY MEET

Do you have a clear path to achieving your sustainability goals?

Industry leaders are making big commitments when it comes to sustainability and the truth is, it can be  complicated to achieve these building requirements. But we understand what’s at stake. You need a partner who can help you make the small step improvements and the bold moves. Our team of experts has mastered this process and can arm you with the data to help you make the best investment before it’s too late.

25%

carbon emissions come from the built environment
(source: McKinsey)

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This means the biggest opportunity to achieve your sustainability goals, while protecting your budget is early in planning or design. Make sure you have all the right experts at the table before making any big decisions.

 

SUSTAINABILITY IS NO LONGER AN OPTION. SO HOW COMMITTED ARE YOU?

When it comes to capital projects, sustainability impacts a lot more than you might think. Whether you have goals to be a leader in sustainability, you need to achieve building certifications, or simply need to keep up with ever-changing building code, our Building Performance experts can help protect your vision.

Some of the ways we impact your building performance is through:

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Energy Performance

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Carbon Reduction

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Waste Reduction

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Human Health & Wellness

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Responsible Materials

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Responsible Water Usage

University of Chicago Keller Center

BUILDING PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR THE FUTURE 

University of Chicago Keller Center

It was critical for the University of Chicago, and for the School of Public Policy, to set new standards in regard to carbon and energy reduction on this building. Despite many risks, through early integration, Mortenson, the design team and the University partnered to achieve more than what they thought possible when it came to building performance.

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Kohl’s Innovation Center

TRANSFORMING A WAREHOUSE INTO A SUSTAINABLE OFFICE 

Kohl’s Innovation Center

Kohl’s wanted to centralize their teams. But needing to convert a manufacturing space into a new corporate office, presented many risks. Mortenson engaged early to identify red flags and equip Kohl’s with the data needed to make the right decisions before it was too late. This partnership resulted in increased annual operational savings and a higher performing building long-term.

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SRP Project Administration Building

REVOLUTIONIZING A 1950’S OFFICE INTO LEED PLATINUM LANDMARK

SRP Project Administration Building

It’s rare to achieve LEED Platinum with a major renovation - and even more rare when the initial goal was to just be LEED certified. As a private utility company, SRP has big environmental goals. Mortenson worked with SRP and project partners to define a clear path and identify a solution to help them surpass these goals at a neutral cost.

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LEADING YOU TO A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Working closely with our customers and our partners, we are pushing new limits and creating a more sustainable planet for generations to come. Our efforts are rooted in our commitment as a leading top 20 Green contractor in the US and numerous projects to back it up.

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I think that their approach is always the art of the possible.

Capital projects are complex already - add on top of that the expectations of your stakeholders and users, when it comes to sustainability. Let us help you navigate the complexities that come with building performance to avoid greater risk later on. 

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The Beam on Farmer

Healthy Buildings in Action 

The Beam on Farmer is raising the bar. This development takes extensive health and wellness measures to the next level which will ultimately exceed Harvard’s 9 Fundamentals of a Healthy Building. This approach to the office environment is ideal for competitive companies who believe providing their employees a healthier space contributes to productivity and attracts top talent.

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Championing Sustainable Transformation

Recently, Mortenson signed the Building Green’s Contractor’s Commitment, providing a road map to building with minimal environmental impact. We are proud to play a role in driving transformation in our industry, piloting new ways to track and measure company-wide sustainability focused on job site wellness, carbon reduction, and water and waste management. This means you can trust us to protect your values and commitment to the planet because we walking right alongside you in that journey. 

Our very own, Julianne Laue, Director of Building Performance, also joined the Building Green’s board to further drive solutions to advance these new standards.

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What does it take to build the greenest arena in the world?

A lot of teamwork and critical planning - especially when Mortenson had to pivot 15 months into construction — to achieve these new commitments. Up for the challenge, the team fast-tracked sustainability elements to offset 100% of the energy used to operate the building — while disclosing and off-setting all the embodied carbon emissions associated with the construction and materials — in record time.

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HOW WE ARE BUILDING FOR
THE GREATER GOOD

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OUR COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY EXPERTISE

Questions about getting started on your project?

Whether you are pursuing building certifications or have aspirational sustainability goals, we are here to guide you every step of the way. Reach out today for a conversation. We will make this experience better than you imagined.