From internal operations, to building practices and LEED® certified projects, we’re serious about sustainability.
The built environment should attempt to minimize its effects on our planet and the life forms that inhabit it. At Kinetic we believe this requires a concerted effort to understand our roles in society at large, and put into place practices that are sustainable during the planning, construction, and occupancy of all structures we build and renovate. Kinetic welcomes opportunities for sustainable construction, including active participation in LEED projects and initiatives and five of our staff are LEED Accredited Professionals.
In our daily routines, we have incorporated many sustainable practices that form part of our corporate culture. Our branch offices and job sites have full recycling programs which include waste paper, plastics, toner cartridges, electronic hardware, and food & beverage containers. The Victoria Office goes even further in its sustainability practices with composting, a “cycle to work” program, and use of a shared Toyota Prius hybrid vehicle for use of office staff on company business.
During construction, we recycle a high proportion of construction waste materials to divert it from landfills. We employ the latest technology for erosion and sediment control, and attempt to minimize our “construction footprint” on site. Where possible, we employ low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in the construction materials we incorporate into our projects.
Our project management staff regularly attend LEED seminars, and we take an active role in the planning stages of many projects to help our clients achieve their sustainability goals. We participate in full life-cycle costing, enabling our clients to analyze their capital costs, in tandem with projected operating and maintenance costs over the life of the project. Our contributions, based on experience and practical knowledge in this field, have assisted many of our clients in constructing beautiful projects that are affordable, improve the environment, and provide enhanced living conditions for the building occupants.