Environmental responsibility and leadershipis evident at all levels of our company.
SBS Construction strives to minimize the environmental impacts of its operations through consistent improvements that address environmental management and performance.
We continually strive to provide greener solutions for our clients. Working within an environmental framework is critical to the successful delivery of projects. SBS has proven our ability to put sustainability at the forefront of our construction projects, and employs many sustainable strategies as part of our everyday practices.
Designing for 'Net Zero' Energy Use: Austin, TX, Facility Raises the Eco-Friendly Standard for Self-Storage
SBS Construction achieved net-zero status with its constructed CubeSmart facility in Austin, Texas. The property incorporates a variety of energy-conserving features, including LED lighting and solar panels. Branded and managed by real estate investment trust CubeSmart, the project is the first net-zero storage site in the city.
UPDATE: 1/15/2019 – This Project has received a LEED Platinum rating, the only building in Texas to receive this certification.
Some of the features we implemented in this project:
- A solar-photovoltaic array that includes 314 panels
- Geothermal heating and cooling
- A half-acre of open space that serves as a conservation area
- Three rainwater towers
- LED lighting
- High-performance insulation
- A regenerative drive elevator, which generates electricity from elevator movement
- An energy-saving roof coating
- High-performance glass
All of these elements combine to achieve a net-zero energy result. Initially, the property will actually be energy-positive, meaning it will produce more energy than it consumes, until the second building is constructed.