Land Development > Sustainability
“Sustainable Design” or “Green Engineering” includes a planned engineering design approach that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Sustainable Design is a fundamental part of today’s land development engineering.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has incorporated Sustainable Design goals in their Fundamental process. CMT is equally committed to Sustainable Design implementation.
In 2011, CMT became a charter member of the Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI).
The mission of ISI is to transform the way infrastructure and public works are conceived, designed, built, operated and maintained; to enable efficient and effective delivery of infrastructure using environmental, social and economical awareness that endeavors to support adn improve the quality of life today and for generations to come.
Sustainable Design involves a careful balance between the ’3 Pillars of Sustainability’ :
Some other benefits of Sustainable Design are:
Also, CMT has several LEED-certified staff to assist in a variety of project needs.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in March 2000, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
LEED promotes sustainable building and development practices through a suite of rating systems that recognize projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance.