At R&H, sustainability is not just a topic of discussion, but something we are constantly putting into practice. Green building aligns with our company values of providing clients with the best possible service and a quality finished product all while fostering teamwork, maintaining integrity and helping the environment. Our firm has extensive experience with the LEED rating system, the Earth Advantage program, Net Zero construction, and the City of Portland’s Green Building Guidelines.  All of R&H’s operations staff have been through formalized LEED training and over a third are LEED Accredited Professionals or LEED Green Associates.

Green Preconstruction Services

We know how important it is to clearly understand sustainability objectives before construction begins. Collaboration early on minimizes the  initial costs and helps clients make educated decisions about where to direct resources to add value to their projects.

Our preconstruction services group works hand-in-hand with design teams and subcontractors to provide clients with practical, cost-effective green solutions while ensuring design goals are met. Our team is continuously researching and implementing new green products and technologies that can save on initial construction costs and reduce on-going energy consumption.

Green building services in the preconstruction phase include:

  •   Design assist meetings with subcontractor specialists
  •   Payback timelines
  •   Feasibility studies
  •   Project specification review
  •   Green material research and options
  •   New green technologies
  •   Cost / benefit analysis
  •   LEED scorecard and project review
  •   Submittal data / equipment availability and selection
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Building with the environment in mind is the right thing to do. Whether or not our projects have set goals, we look for opportunities to incorporate sustainable measures whenever possible, like onsite recycling programs that have resulted in near "zero-landfill" projects.

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