Sustainability

Sustainability

At Woodward Design+Build we believe that sustainable design and building techniques offer a way to serve clients with buildings that exceed their expectations, meet their needs and remain environmentally sensitive. The depth of our commitment to sustainable design and building is manifest in our new LEED GOLD headquarters in New Orleans.

As a regional leader in sustainable building, we approached the building of Woodward’s new headquarters as an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to sustainability, both in the building process and in the features of the completed structure.

Woodward’s goal is to be the leading builder in regards to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) construction in this region. This whole-building approach to sustainable design incorporates five areas of environmental and human health — including site, indoor air, water, energy, and materials — and reflects a responsibility to the environment and our communities.

Woodward Design+Build is a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council. Members of our design and construction teams receive the latest training and education on sustainable techniques, giving us the ability to improve a building’s performance through all phases of design, construction, and client use. In turn, we educate our clients about how these techniques can benefit their building’s construction and cost of operations and improve the quality of life for the people who will occupy it.

In 2011, the Dillard University Professional Schools Building was awarded LEED Gold Certification by the United States Green Building Council. This was followed by Benson Tower Core & Shell in 2012 (LEED Certified), Tulane University Weatherhead Hall (LEED Gold), Tulane University Flower Hall (LEED Silver), Federal City Auditorium (LEED Silver) and the Marine Corps Support Facility (LEED Silver). Woodward’s New Office Building, which has earned LEED Gold Certification, is a testament to our commitment to sustainability. Our building’s many sustainable features include a green roof, extensive natural daylighting and the largest solar array in the City of New Orleans at 60kw. Learn more at Woodward Design+Build’s New Headquarters project page or download the project profile PDF outlining the sustainable features of this unique building.

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