At Chapman, sustainability is more than a buzzword—it's our guiding philosophy.
If you visit our LEED Platinum headquarters, you’ll see the many ways we translate this commitment into action every day: the rooftop solar array that generates more than 87% of our electricity, the fleet of hybrid cars that transport our staff to jobsites, our comprehensive office and jobsite recycling programs, the high efficiency plumbing fixtures that have cut our water consumption in half, and our extensive use of sustainably harvested and manufactured materials. Simply put, sustainability is part of everything we do.
Sustainability Comes Standard
We infuse every project, large or small, with sustainable thinking and a host of standard green practices. All Chapman jobsites follow our indoor air quality program, ensuring a clean and healthy environment for occupants both during and after construction. We’ve also standardized on building materials that are high in recycled content and paints, sealants and adhesives that contain low or no volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Additionally, we designed our waste management plan to encourage salvage, reuse, and recycling. By implementing this plan across all of our jobsites, we’ve been able to divert an average of 79.6% of our construction and demolition debris from landfills each year.
For projects employing extensive green measures, certification programs like the USGBC’s LEED rating system are a great way to achieve recognition. LEED has been instrumental in increasing the awareness and understanding of sustainable construction practices, and we’re always excited to apply our years of expertise to helping clients navigate the certification process.
Spreading the Word
We’re always seeking to share our knowledge and help expand awareness of building green. Through our LEED training programs, more than 50% of our staff have earned their LEED Accredited Professional designations, as have more than 200 of our industry partners. As USGBC and AIA Education Providers, we offer classes and continuing education seminars for our clients and partners who wish to maintain their accreditations or simply expand their knowledge of sustainable construction practices.