Highland's Commitment To Environmental Stewardship
- The Highlands team has recommended and implemented over $400,000 in energy consumption reduction improvements in the past five years. Improvements have included High efficiency HVAC system replacements, interior and exterior lighting upgrades and roof replacements with increased insulation value.
- In an ongoing commitment to conserve water, landscaping designs continue to be implemented that conserve water. Planting areas incorporate perennials and indigenous plant materials to reduce the need for summer watering. We have also implemented in several locations, low flow toilets.
High Associates is a Green Plus™ certified company headquartered at our ENERGY STAR-rated facility in Greenfield Corporate Center, Lancaster, PA.
The High Companies Sustainability Statement
High Associates' holistic approach to sustainability is reflected in The High Companies Sustainability Statement. This commitment is shared by each of the High® companies.
LEED and Energy Expertise
At High, our teams of LEED®-accredited (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) professionals and Green Advantage® program-certified professionals assist clients in creating energy-efficient and environmentally friendly projects. In addition, High's Energy Solutions Group provides a comprehensive array of services to analyze, design, and implement facility improvements that enhance your bottom line and reduce your carbon footprint.
Energy-Reducing Facility Standards
Construction standards for our facilities include progressive, environmentally friendly specifications. A few examples of the new specifications include ENERGY STAR-rated equipment, systems, and appliances; energy-efficient lighting; motion sensors on lighting & plumbing fixtures; low-VOC paints/sealants/adhesives; and carpeting made from recycled materials.
Our ECO Task Force — a grassroots extension of the High organization's Earth Day celebration — includes members from each of the High companies in order to promote environmental stewardship throughout our organization. The objective of the task force is to encourage the three "Rs" — Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
Our Greenfield Corporate Center is the first property of its kind in Lancaster County, PA, that is home to a riparian buffer — a naturalized landscape feature helps filter runoff, contributing to improved health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. And, we are pleased to share that PPL Electric Utilities named High Associates to their Energy-Smart Business Honor Roll for its successful efforts in significantly reducing energy consumption at its facilities.
We invite you to read our published series of articles on sustainability in which we share our expertise regarding ways that your company, too, can create and implement a holistic approach to sustainability.