Recently, 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 best support Timberline’s environmental goals and clients’ targets, a Green Team formed to implement organized systems for collaborating, coordinating, and recording sustainable construction efforts.
Timberline has performed renovations for over 50 Starbucks locations throughout New England. In 2010, Starbucks began demonstrating a corporate commitment to green building for all new stores; using the LEED certification program as a benchmark. Each new store is designed to be greener and echo the culture of its neighborhood. Timberline is currently overseeing a fit-out for LEED certification in Natick, MA. The Green Team ensures that the construction process follows the projects LEED checklist, which includes sourcing local materials and craftspeople to connect the design style and green initiatives.
Timberline’s Telecom Division has extensive experience in complex tower construction; creating a value also applicable to solar and wind alternative energy projects. Most recently Timberline’s team completed the steel frame for the installation of a large mountainside Solar Panel System to power the new radio communications tower they are building for the State of Maine. The challenging site is at a high-elevation, which makes the crew, equipment and materials dependent on helicopter transport. This project is exemplary of Timberline’s strong construction management practices and its competency in managing complicated sites, such as the site-logistics of Mount Blue at Fort Jacob.
Committed to being a proactive partner and member of the global community, Timberline Construction continues to prepare and position for advances in sustainable construction practices.