Optimizing, Resourcing, and Reducing
Spieker is proud to design and construct buildings using sustainable construction practices and materials. During all phases of construction, it is our goal to be socially responsible and provide solutions that meet our customers’ sustainable energy needs.
Determining the life cycle of the building and how it impacts the occupants, neighbors, and overall environment, we have many approaches to design and construction that maximize our customer’s dollars while being environmentally wise.
We consider innovative alternatives that are as simple as incorporating LED lighting and utilizing low emission paints. We also have options such as technical window films that deflect UV rays. Protecting furniture, walls and carpet from the fading of sun rays maximizes our customer’s interior design costs.
When securing building materials, we analyze where and how we can incorporate recycled materials and low emitting materials such as eco-conscious insulation, sealers, coatings, wall boards and ceiling structures in construction. We also make every effort to reduce demolition waste during renovation and remodel as well source local materials to reduce shipping costs.
Being able to depend on alternate sources of energy reduces traditional electricity, heating, and cooling costs for commercial and industrial owners. Spieker can employ a variety of renewable energy methods including:
- Solar Energy – The sun is a powerful source of energy. We encourage our customers to consider rooftop options or solar panels arrays when designing new facilities or renovating and retrofitting an established building. Capturing the sun’s energy and converting it into electricity and heat replaces traditional methods of energy which ultimately provides substantial savings for the customer.
- Geothermal Energy – Installing geothermal heat pumps into the ground that regulate heating and cooling can be an option for commercial and industrial buildings. Taking advantage of the ground’s constant temperatures with geothermal options can provide considerable cost savings.
- Wind Energy – For companies desiring to “go green,” commercial grade wind systems can be incorporated to convert wind into electricity, thus reducing business costs.