ORB Management meets recycling goals for Colorful Seasons projectThe final recycling statement for the Colorful Seasons Garden Center project shows that the effort was a success.
The final recycling statement for the Colorful Seasons Garden Center project shows that the effort was a success.
ORB Management of Alexandria started a mandatory job site recycling initiative this past winter and Colorful Seasons was the first project completed under the requirement to recycle at least 50 percent of materials generated from demolition and construction debris.
The Colorful Seasons project team had an additional goal to divert 75 percent of the materials from the waste stream.
Rob Barse, ORB project coordinator, noted, “The final recycling report from Tom Kramer Inc. showed that we recycled 84 percent [by weight] of all demolition/construction debris [58 percent by volume]. All in all, regardless of how the waste is measured, we achieved the 50 percent requirement. If measured by weight, we also attained the project goal. This is a fine testimony to ORB’s sustainable building practice initiative.”
“Recognition in large part,” added Tom Wacholz, ORB president/owner, “goes to Colorful Seasons Garden Center owners Bob and Lynelle Brickweg for embracing the challenge, to Tradesmen Construction for actually executing on the goal, and to Jesse Leimkuhl, ORB construction manager, for managing the sustainable job site efforts – their dedication to follow through with the initiative made the difference.”
Now that the bar is set, Wacholz noted, ORB’s next goal is to top it on the Alexandria police station and Valley View Healthcare and Rehab (Houston, Minnesota) projects.
ORB Management, founded in 2002, specializes in project planning, construction management, real estate development services and facility diagnostics.