Sustainability

Building a Sustainable Future

LEED & NET-ZERO Practices

GH Phipps has committed to sustainable building since 1992. The momentum began to build in 2003, when Boulder Community Hospitals’ Foothills Campus, a GH Phipps project, was certified LEED Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council. It was the first hospital in the country to be certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

As of 2022, GH Phipps has constructed 30+ projects meeting or on track to be LEED-certified, and several others designed and built to meet LEED certification standards. 35+ members of the GH Phipps team are LEED certified, demonstrating a thorough understanding of sustainable building practices and principles and the LEED Rating Systems.

Net Zero Energy Building
Net Zero

A Net Zero Energy Building is a building with net zero energy consumption, meaning the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site. Tutt Library was the first Net Zero Energy building in Colorado. 

Green construction methods can be integrated into buildings at any stage, from design and construction to renovation and deconstruction. We prefer early participation with the project’s design team to determine which sustainability solutions make the most sense — from setting LEED credit category goals to identifying innovative practices that can make a building easier on the planet.  

WELL Building Standard

The WELL Building Standard takes a holistic approach to health in the built environment addressing behavior, operations, and design. Lake House Residences at Sloan’s Lake is the first WELL Building Standard project in Colorado, and one of the first multi-family residence in the world to achieve WELL Certified Gold.

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LEED-Certified Projects

To date, GH Phipps has constructed more than 30 projects meeting or on track to be LEED-certified. Several other projects were designed and built with LEED certification standards in mind. We recognize the benefits of sustainability and strive to meet maximum potential in every project.

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LEED Certified Professionals

Approximately 35 members of the GH Phipps team are LEED certified, demonstrating a thorough understanding of sustainable building practices and principles and the LEED Rating Systems. We aim to be at the forefront of sustainability advancements in the building industry.

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Percent Committed

We recognize that building construction provides many economic positives, but it is also a significant contributor toward resource consumption, waste generation, and pollution.  We believe sustainability is more than meeting the requirements of an environmental checklist.  

Safety Matters

Safety is our most important consideration for the wellbeing of our people, workers, communities and is the foundation of our employee-owned organization. We diligently set the goal of zero incidents and work to perform better than the key national OSHA statistics for Lost Time Accidents (LTAs), Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR), and Days Away/Restricted/Transferred (DART).