Construction Management Department
BS in Construction Management
Construction firms can sometimes reflect a lack emphasis over environmental concerns in the design and implementation of building projects. This does not have to be the case however. The following report details some current sustainable construction materials, technique, design, and building practices. It then discusses the implementation of such practices on an individual case basis. The site chosen was Hanover Page Mill, a cutting-edge LEED platinum green built office suite in Palo Alto. Research into sustainable practices was then applied to the building and combined with direct consultation and visual inspection to analyze the effectiveness of the project design and methodology. Follow up work will be required to determine the break-even point, longevity, and amortization of the sustainable build out and analyze actual profitability from the green construction at Hanover Page Mill.