Sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY MATTERS

At IME, no project design is complete without discussing sustainability. IME believes that there is a need to be environmentally conscientious in our modern world. Especially with current growth projections suggesting that the world population will continue to grow to as high as 11 billion people by 2050. This is why we proudly innovate and adopt various initiatives and practices to reduce our environmental footprint. It benefits our environment, it benefits our community, and it benefits our workers. Each project site is a footprint in the world, we want to make sure there’s plenty of room for others. For us, being sustainable and green is another part of making sure our workers leave for home in the same condition that they came to work in.

But sustainability isn’t limited to just your environmental footprint. Sustainability includes building a safe, healthy, and gratifying environment for our employees, partners, and clients. Our people are our greatest advantage, and we will uphold that.

To learn more about IME’s safety records, click here.

Initiatives

OUR INITIATIVES

These are the initiatives we’ve adopted to reduce our environmental footprint:

  • IME is LEED certified.
  • IME strives to reduce construction site waste.
  • IME practices inter-company sustainability.

Metrics

OUR METRICS

IME’s most recent initiative to develop digital applications to replace our Job Hazard Analysis/Job Safety Site Assessment. This is our projected savings:

  • 95 sheets of paper daily.
  • 2,857 sheets of paper monthly (six reams of paper).
  • 34,761 sheets of paper annually (sixty-nine reams of paper).
  • This equates to two to four trees saved annually.

A tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year and can sequester 1 ton of carbon dioxide by the time it reaches 40 years old. This means that IME’s initiative has helped ensure 96-192 pounds of carbon dioxide being absorbed and over 70,000 pounds of carbon dioxide being sequestered over the next 40 years (assuming there are no increases in our application submissions).