Through our expertise with the United States Green Building Council and the Leadership in Energy Efficiency in Design (LEED), we help organizations and communities promote sustainable site development, and water and energy efficiency, sustainable materials and resources. Sustainable building and low-impact design does more than benefit the environment; it reduces your operational costs in the long term. Furthermore, our developments leverage natural resources and work in harmony with the environment.
We implement projects such as:
- Native Re-vegetation
- Bio-swales and rain gardens
- Environmental Site Assessments (Phase I and II)
- Detention/retention systems
- Sedimentation basins
- Mapping regulated wetlands systems
- Natural features inventories
- Floodplain studies
- Water-quality assessments
- Watershed studies
- Stormwater master plans
We also offer clearance certifications, assessments, limited cost effective closures tailored for specified land use and liability considerations, options for renovation of environmentally challenged real estate to government, industrial and commercial clients.
Our innovative approaches have used:
- Phytoremediation, with natural properties of plants to reduce contaminants in soils
- Hydraulics and geological disciplines
- On site treatment of waste in abandoned buildings
- Design of laboratory and pilot plant scale studies
- Process engineering for chemical, physical and biological methods for remediation
“Giffels Webster has provided a broad range of services for Lowe’s on many new store projects, such as storm water management analyses and design for on- and off-site watershed systems, design and analyses of regional detention basins and retention basins, and obtaining multiple Department of Natural Resources and Corps of Engineers permits for developments adjacent to and within floodplains and tributaries. The team’s dedication to learning and understanding Lowe’s development program standards, as well as taking a macro-view of the entire project, has proven to be a value-added asset to the overall success.”
– Daniel J. Moylan, PE, CPESC, Director of Site Development, Lowe’s Companies, Inc.