Eco Philosophy

We want to reduce the negative impact on our environment.

George J. Igel & Co., Inc. is committed to using resources responsibly; not only for economic reasons, but because it's the right thing to do.

We have completed several environmentally sensitive projects including wetlands, stream mitigations, landfill caps and cells.

Our team will review your project and present options that will produce LEED points, and can provide other options that will reduce the carbon footprint of the project (and may not be accounted for by LEED). We have found great success in reducing the carbon footprint of projects at the same time reducing costs using Design-Assist procurement.

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Reducing Our Footprint

Besides the projects we build, we also have assessed our own operations to reduce the negative impact on our environment.

  • Recycled waste oils collected from equipment is burned in approved heaters to heat our facility.
  • Anti-idling sensors on our heavy equipment which notify supervisors in real time of excessive idling.
  • Office waste paper, plastic and metal is recycled.
  • Recycled asphalt and concrete is used whenever possible.
  • GPS technology on grading crews prevents rework, saves fossil fuel, wood stakes and field waste.
  • Employees' commute from their home is factored into dispatching.
  • "Paperless" technology used in office document archiving and communication to avoid waste.
  • Our equipment fleet currently meets CARB NOx and PM emission standards for the 2013 goals.

Certifications

  • In house design and construction erosion specialist, Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment control (CPESC), provides Best Management Practices to our operations.
  • LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) professional is on staff. We have been a part of certified projects.