Sustainability

Committed to Sustainability.

Everything we do is for the betterment of our people and planet.

Our Sustainable Action Plan

We understand that sustainability is a journey of continuous improvement in reducing waste and energy use and in utilizing more sustainable building practices.

That’s why we commissioned The Brendle Group and Colorado State University’s Institute for the Built Environment in ’07 to facilitate a company-wide action plan for sustainability. The plan aligned our core values with a triple bottom line of People, Planet and Profit. The action plan created a path to achieve measurable levels of sustainable development practices both within our company and within our communities.

We are taking it one step further and partnering with Conservation International to help protect nature as a source of food, fresh water and a stable climate. Conserving nature and its benefits is imperative to help maintain a prosperous world.

Our proud partnership with High Plains Environmental Center

One of the cornerstones of our commitment to sustainability is High Plains Environmental Center (HPEC), a not-for-profit local organization responsible for protecting 275 acres of Centerra’s lakes, wetlands and open space.

Formed in 2001 through a partnership with McWhinney and McStain Neighborhoods, HPEC offers educational programs for the members of our community, demonstrates restorative examples of land-stewardship for native plant and wildlife habitat, and supports local developers, planners, consultants and residents on sustainable design.

 

Sustainability is built in.

Energy rated and LEED Certified buildings

New buildings are built with energy-efficient designs, construction waste recycling and low-impact practices.

EV charging stations

Conveniently located electric vehicle charging stations allow visitors, workers and residents to re-charge their vehicles.

Recycling waste programs

Recycled construction waste at projects create compost for parks and base for trails.

Dark sky lighting

Our habitat-friendly lighting helps reduce glare and minimize skyglow.

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