Tarlton is committed to sustainable construction.
We have developed a Sustainability Policy that applies to both our projects and our operations, and we have more than 20 team members who are LEED Accredited Professionals.
We moved into our new LEED Silver headquarters in 2004, built on our own brownfield site, with the goal of creating a healthy environment for employees, clients and visitors. Our building showcases our construction expertise and is operated to continuing sustainability standards, with improvements made each year. In 2011, we installed a 25 KV solar array on our headquarters rooftop, installed three new 10-foot ventilation fans in our open work area, updated our lighting to use 50 percent less energy than conventional high-bay fixtures, and retrofitted T-12 fluorescent lighting with T-8 fixtures in our adjacent TEAM equipment and maintenance facility.
We have introduced sustainable construction practices not only on LEED-registered projects, but on all our jobs. For example, we reduce dust and dirt by removing mud from trucks before they leave the site.
Tarlton and Recycling
Tarlton began recycling old equipment oil to heat our TEAM facility back before “green” and “sustainable” became household words. We recycle construction waste, glass, aluminum, cardboard and paper in the TEAM facility and our our office building, and at our jobsites. Three full-time TEAM-based Teamsters take care of our hauling, utilizing two trucks and roll-off containers. We separate construction waste and document quantities and destination, as required for LEED projects.