SUSTAINABLE GREEN BUILDING


Monarc has always sought to minimize the built environment’s effects on the world. Monarc traditionally reuses the building materials – removing them carefully and with respect for their age and history, to be reused or recycled into a new project.

Historic Renovation is one of the biggest green sustainable building techniques.


Construction is the world’s largest industry, and the energy and the world resources far exceed those used in any of human’s endeavors.

Monarc’s principals are members of the European Society of the Environment and the North American equivalent, LEED. Monarc has been a leader in seeking and obtaining approval for some of the most beneficial construction sustainable techniques:

  • Absorbent pavement or no fines concrete paving, bioswale and infiltration parking lots used to support the new baseball park in Southeast Washington.
  • The infiltration drainage scheme at the Community of Hope Women and Children’s Shelter in Southeast Washington that saved the project $100,000 and solved all the project’s drainage problems as well.
  • The use of open loop geothermal heat pump systems
  • The installation of photovoltaic solar collection systems

With the world currently using over 3 times the resources it can provide on a sustainable basis, the need for innovative construction methods that support sustainability and our carbon footprint are practices that are in great demand.

Monarc has demonstrated this technology on many projects. The following are just a few examples.

  • La Casa Supportive Housing – LEED NC-Gold Certified
  • Dominion Heights Condominiums – LEED NC-Gold Certified
  • Links Foundation Headquarters – LEED NC-Gold Certified
  • Easter Seals Child Development Center: Green Building Features:
    •    Building Renovation & Adapative Reuse
    •    Photovoltaic (PV) Systems
    •    Storm Water Management
    •    Recycled Materials
    •    Energy Efficient Lighting System
    •    High Efficiency Plumbing Fixtures
    •    Geothermal Heating & Cooling
    •    Visual Display System
    •    Butterfly Garden

Be sustainable. Build green with Monarc and its butterfly!