Sustainability & Environment

Leading your project to LEED Certification.


Cleveland has an ever-growing team of LEED Green Associates and Accredited Professionals that enforces the sustainable construction practices you need to achieve a LEED-Certified project.

Our people are well versed in the materials, methods and technologies needed to complete projects in the most environmentally conscious, timely and cost-effective manner. Wow, three out of three!

Our LEED accredited professionals have experience managing the following LEED v4 credits:

  • Managing construction waste
  • Use of recycled content
  • Purchasing locally manufactured materials
  • Identifying and use of certified wood
  • Compliance with indoor air quality (IAQ) plan
  • Ensure the use of low-emitting volatile organic compounds (VOC) materials


EPA Lead-Safe Certified.

Structures built before 1978 may contain harmful lead-based paint. Cleveland is certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct lead-based paint renovation, repair and painting activities.

Our managers are certified by a U.S. EPA-accredited training provider on the LEAD Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. Rest assured we follow lead-safe work practices to prevent lead contamination on renovation construction projects.

LEED Safe team
Our managers are certified by a U.S. EPA-accredited training provider

Stormwater pollution.

Well-planned for prevention.

In order to comply with federal regulations, Cleveland follows a site-specific Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan that accounts for all construction activities. This program goes over and above minimal regulations to protect our environment. You’ll find our people to be adept at managing projects that require the most stringent stormwater controls and pollution prevention.

Satisfying those federal and state regulators.

Our Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan is how we obtain the proper construction storm water permits for your project through the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).

Our plan’s higher standard of implementation, inspection, and correction will ease any concerns about satisfying governmental regulations. In fact, we encourage local authority participation through record keeping and regular communications to maintain compliance.

Another thing we prevent is fines.

Cleveland performs a daily analysis aimed at reducing erosion, sedimentation, and pollution caused by construction activities. These efforts reduce the likelihood of costly fines from authorities. Good for us, good for you!

Get your free copy of our Stormwater Pollution Prevention orientation handbook:

Download Sample SWPPP Handbook


View our Stormwater Pollution Prevention Orientation Video (English):

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