Thornton Construction advocates green building as we stay abreast of environmentally sound construction practices. We are a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and several of our staff members are certified as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professionals. We are available to shepherd sustainability and environmental design features into the construction, offering the potential for Clients to earn green building certification.
Since we recognize the need to reduce the environmental footprint through our work, we are committed to employing green practices on our job sites and also in our office. At our jobsites we routinely employ methods such as air quality control, minimizing volatile organic compounds, and recycling waste materials when possible. Our sustainable responsibility continues in the office by doing things such as purchasing recycled products, turning off lights and electronics when not in use, and reusing supplies when possible.
One example of a certified LEED project we constructed is the new Dinner Key Marina Dockmaster Building in Coconut Grove. This three-story building received a Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.