380 Shepard Drive
CATEGORY: Building/Technology Systems
ENTERING FIRM: Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick, Inc.
OTHER CONSULTANTS: Ron Jones Electric, Inc., Fresh Coast Solar, LLC, WindSolarUSA, Inc.
OWNER: Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick, Inc.
DESCRIPTION: At Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick, Inc. (HLR), we are proud to exemplify our unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. We have recently undertaken a series of transformative initiatives at our 380 Shepard Drive office location in Elgin, IL that serve as a testament to our dedication to a greener, cleaner, and more sustainable future. Native Area Garden: Our native area garden is a thriving symbol of our dedication to ecological conservation. Featuring an array of colorful native plants, including 25 different species, this garden not only enhances the aesthetics of our premises but also offers a multitude of environmental benefits. It fights off weeds naturally, improves soil retention and health, enhances storm water and groundwater filtration, creates habitats for native animals and insects, and provides valuable educational opportunities. This living showcase reflects our dedication to environmental preservation, where nature and sustainability coexist harmoniously. Electric Vehicle Charging: Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond our office walls. Through the introduction of our first electric vehicle (EV) charger, we saved 4,195 pounds of CO2 emissions in the first year of operation, equivalent to 209.7 gallons of gasoline and 2,042 pounds of coal burned. This move towards cleaner transportation options has not only contributed to a healthier environment but has also increased employee adoption of electric vehicles. In2023, we have already surpassed our first year’s emissions savings, marking an exceptional36% increase. We are proud to play a part in reducing our carbon footprint and encouraging clients to do the same for their fleet and their communities. Solar Power Generation: With the installation of 164 American-made Mission Solar 345-watt solar panels on our office building’s roof, we harnessed the sun’s power to generate 52.92 MWH of electricity from December 30, 2022, to October 14, 2023. This translates to an impressive cost savings of $7,250. Furthermore, our solar power system has made a significant impact on reducing carbon emissions, effectively preventing 83,670 pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere, which would require an estimated 1,744 trees to combat. We are also delighted to report that our solar panels are so efficient that we produce more energy than we consume, allowing us to give energy back to the grid, for which we receive credit. At Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick, Inc. (HLR), our sustainability initiatives are a reflection of our core values and dedication to making a lasting positive impact on the environment. Our journey towards a more sustainable future continues to evolve, and we are constantly exploring new ways to reduce our ecological footprint while promoting a cleaner and greener planet. As we move forward, our commitment to environmental responsibility will remain at the forefront of our mission, guiding us in our pursuit of a more sustainable and prosperous future for all. We invite our clients, employees, and partners to join us on this journey aswe build a better, more eco-friendly world together.