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BHI’s Sustainability Division provides innovative design-build services that produce whole-building energy savings and renewable energy opportunities in multifamily (apartments and condominiums) as well as other commercial buildings. 


BHI’s goal is to attain LEED/Energy Star certifications with the ultimate goal of achieving net-zero for its clients’ projects. 

BHI Construction and Real Estate Development' sustainability consulting services are designed to integrate sustainable practices into real estate development projects. Here's more information about the key aspects and benefits of BHI’s sustainability consulting services:

     1.     Sustainable Design and Planning: BHI Construction and Real Estate Development works closely with architects and designers to incorporate sustainable design principles into projects. BHI will analyze the site, climate, and local context to optimize energy efficiency, natural lighting, and ventilation. BHI also considers the use of environmentally friendly materials, water conservation strategies, and waste management systems.

     2.     Renewable Energy Integration: BHI advises on the integration of renewable energy sources, such as solar panels or co-generation systems, into the project's energy infrastructure. By incorporating renewable energy solutions, projects can reduce their reliance on traditional energy sources, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and achieve long-term cost savings.

     3.     Energy Efficiency Strategies: BHI Construction and Real Estate Development identifies opportunities to enhance energy efficiency throughout the project. BHI assesses building systems, insulation, lighting, and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems to recommend energy-efficient alternatives. By optimizing energy consumption, projects can reduce their environmental impact and operational costs.

     4.     Sustainable Materials and Construction Practices: BHI promotes the use of sustainable building materials and construction practices. BHI helps source materials that are recycled, locally sourced, or have low embodied carbon. BHI also encourage the adoption of construction practices that minimize waste, promote recycling, and reduce pollution.

     5.     Water Conservation Measures: BHI Construction and Real Estate Development advises on water conservation strategies to minimize water consumption in projects. This may involve incorporating water-efficient fixtures, implementing rainwater harvesting systems, and designing landscapes that require less irrigation. By reducing water usage, projects can contribute to water conservation efforts and lower operating costs.

     6.     Green Spaces and Landscaping: BHI emphasizes the importance of green spaces and landscaping in creating sustainable environments. BHI helps design and implement green roofs, vertical gardens, and community gardens, which provide benefits such as improved air quality, stormwater management, and enhanced biodiversity.

     7.     Sustainability Certifications: BHI Construction and Real Estate Development assists in obtaining sustainability certifications for projects, such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) or ENERGY STAR. These certifications validate a project's adherence to strict sustainability standards and demonstrate its commitment to environmental responsibility.

     8.     Life Cycle Analysis: BHI conducts life cycle analysis to evaluate the environmental impact of materials, systems, and design choices. This analysis helps identify opportunities for improvement and informs decision-making to prioritize sustainable alternatives.


Benefits of Sustainability Consulting:

·       Environmental Impact: By incorporating sustainable practices, projects can significantly reduce their carbon footprint, conserve natural resources, and contribute to mitigating climate change.

·       Cost Savings: Sustainable design and energy-efficient measures can lead to long-term cost savings through reduced energy consumption, water usage, and operational expenses.

·       Enhanced Market Appeal: Sustainable developments have a growing demand in the real estate market. Projects that prioritize sustainability can attract environmentally conscious buyers or tenants and differentiate themselves from competitors.

·       Community Well-being: Sustainable developments often prioritize creating healthier living environments, improving air quality, and promoting active lifestyles. This can positively impact the well-being and quality of life for residents.

·       Regulatory Compliance: BHI Construction and Real Estate Development ensures that projects comply with local sustainability regulations and standards, reducing the risk of non-compliance and potential legal issues.

·       Long-Term Value: Sustainable practices enhance the long-term value and durability of the project. Energy-efficient buildings and eco-friendly features have a positive impact on asset value and marketability.

Through BHI’s sustainability consulting services, BHI Construction and Real Estate Development helps clients integrate sustainable practices into real estate development projects, creating environmentally responsible and economically viable properties.

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