Vision / Mission
Our business practices have a direct and lasting environmental impact. At Barton Malow Company, industry leadership means creating profitable growth in harmony with sustainable business practices. We are committed to running our business in an environmentally responsible manner.
Sustainable efforts aren't all or nothing. Green construction services and implementing sustainable construction sites require a corporate culture that emphasizes sensitivity to the environment, value at every phase of design and construction and continual innovation. We are dedicated to developing innovative solutions with our clients and employees to achieve their sustainability goals.
Barton Malow's Sustainability Team continually explores and adopts new practices in our offices and on jobsites to promote and perpetuate sustainable practices and green building construction. We provide our employees with tools and information to incorporate "green" changes into their professional and personal lives. For example, informational signage is displayed throughout our headquarters encouraging employees to choose reusable and recyclable products over disposable products. Our "You Choose" program can instigate a gradual cultural shift towards a greener tomorrow.
Measuring Our Progress
Globally, climate change has serious consequences for our social and economic infrastructure as well as the natural environment. The problem is largely traceable to an increase in the concentration of greenhouse gases (GHG) – gases that trap heat in the atmosphere. The burning of fossil fuels for electricity, heating and transportation; for example, increases GHG emissions. When the concentration of greenhouse gases increases, the climate is destabilized.
The energy used to operate our offices and run our construction sites plays a role in this destructive process. To improve this situation, we must control our energy use.
This year, Barton Malow, is looking inward. We are measuring the emissions we produce and are taking a hard, honest look at our business operations from simple office recycling to complex green building practices. Once complete, we will set goals to reduce our emissions and further improve our sustainability practices.