As a commitment to being a proactive partner and member of the global community Timberline Construction continues to prepare and position project teams for advances in sustainable construction.

In the last several years, several of Timberline’s repeat clients announced a commitment to greener standards for new construction projects. Two of these clients, Hannaford Supermarkets and Starbucks, participated in USGBC retail pilot programs to develop green building standards for retail. To best support Timberline’s environmental goals and clients’ targets, a Green Team was formed to implement organized systems for collaborating, coordinating, and recording sustainable construction efforts.

Timberline has renovated several stores for the Maine-based Hannaford Supermarkets chain and completed a $3.2 million 36,000 square-foot ground-up project in Duanesburg, New York. The supermarket was planned for LEED Silver certification, by identifying and understanding areas of opportunity the project team exceeded the original goal and expectation, instead earning LEED Gold.

Renovations for over 50 Starbucks locations throughout New England have been completed by Timberline. In 2010, Starbucks began demonstrating a corporate commitment to green building for all new stores; using the LEED certification program as a benchmark. New stores are designed to each echo the culture of that neighborhood to reduce environmental impact. Also these more energy-efficient facilities aim to conserve both energy and water. To connect the design style and green initiatives, Timberline ensures that the construction process follows the project’s LEED checklist, which includes sourcing local materials and craftspeople.

Considering Timberline’s extensive experience in complex Tower Construction, solar and wind alternative energy projects are a natural fit for the company. Most recently Timberline’s team completed the steel frame that will be used for the installation of a large mountainside Solar Panel System designed to power the new radio communications tower being built for the State of Maine.

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