Sustainable Solutions

Implementation of green infrastructure for public works projects is a fairly new concept that many communities are considering in efforts to become more sustainable. Green infrastructure in the context of public works projects commonly refers to utilizing natural ecological processes that mimic nature in engineered human designs.

Key Areas

Remediation Design & Implementation

Lake & River Enhancement

Energy Audits

Life-Cycle Cost Analysis

Commonwealth is at the forefront of incorporating green infrastructure into projects. We have been involved with several projects where we have proposed and implemented economical green infrastructure alternatives involving bioswales, vegetated basins, and porous pavement. Many of these alternatives have proven to reduce costs and conserve energy once implemented and put into operation. Members of Commonwealth’s staff have been recognized as leaders in the implementation of green infrastructure by the City of Indianapolis, with a member currently serving on the City’s Green Building Task Force.

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