Amy created and launched the sustainability initiative at Shaw-Lundquist. This included reviewing the internal office practices and rolling out various improvements. Some of these improvements are: installing a bottle filling station; installing a dishwasher in the breakroom to use glassware instead of paper, plastic, or Styrofoam products; using more eco-friendly copy paper along with launching a “Go Paperless” initiative which included meeting with co-workers about web-based or digital formats of note-taking and other project management duties to reduce the amount of paper used; revising our hauling and recycling to include organics recycling and right-sizing our garbage and recycling containers to be appropriate with our new practices. We continue to review our internal practices and have recently installed solar panels at the Shaw-Lundquist office.
As part of the sustainability initiative, Amy also wrote a sustainability jobsite action plan. These are best management practices for all projects and field operations regardless of sustainability goals set forth by the owner. When drafting the document, LEED prerequisites and credits were used as a guideline for establishing our own BMPs when it comes to the site, material selection, air quality management, etc. The action plan is an easy to reference guide that aids project management and field supervision in their decision-making and inspection processes throughout the project’s life. By following the BMPs, it is providing Shaw-Lundquist the opportunity to Build Better Lives. Not only are we doing our part to protect the environment and turn-over healthier buildings to the owner and end-users, but we are promoting healthier work environments for our construction workers and project teams.
What is your favorite food or food type? Anything Italian – yum!
What are your is one of your favorite past times or hobbies? Sailing
What is your favorite sport – to watch or to play? College basketball
MY Favorite Quote
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”