Sustainability

Empowering Resilient Communities

Interwoven into the fabric of our company are the underlying principles of equality, viability, and tolerance. The union of those three principles is sustainability. At OHM Advisors, we strive to develop sustainable solutions that are not merely delivered on time and on budget, but that are also thoughtfully crafted, meticulously inspected, and successfully implemented. We believe that sustainability is the key to helping create and maintain thriving, successful communities.

Our commitment to excellence drives us to exceed standards outlined by a variety of sustainability metrics, including the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system and the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s ENVISION rating system. By incorporating sustainable practices into our projects, we provide our clients with the opportunity to transform into resilient, robust, flourishing communities.

  • Hancock Master Plan | Hancock, MI

    One of Michigan's first master plans developed with sustainability and resiliency at the forefront, ensuring that the City of Hancock's best years are still ahead

  • Clean Energy Coalition – Plug-In Ready Michigan Plan | Michigan (Statewide)

    Statewide community preparedness plan for electric vehicle charging infrastructure to aid communities planning for electric vehicle technologies

  • Green Infrastructure Site Evaluation | Alliance of Downriver Watersheds (Various Wayne County Sites)

    Evaluation of publicly-owned sites for inclusion in a 319 Grant application, identifying the sites for Green Infrastructure implementation

  • City Property Stormwater Retrofits | Auburn Hills, MI

    Stormwater retrofits to reduce runoff quantity and improve quality through enhancing infiltration and filtration

  • "Green Street" Reconstruction | Village of Pinckney, MI

    First ‘green street’ in Livingston County incorporates porous pavers, bioretention basins, and bioinfiltration trenches to capture stormwater runoff

  • OHM Advisors Rain Garden | Livonia, MI

    Low-impact development retrofit where all runoff from 3-acre parking lot and the 30,000 SF roof top sheet flows to the two rain gardens

  • Hancock Beach Low-Impact Development | Hancock, MI

    Runoff water quality treatment of parking lot runoff to decrease nonpoint source pollution and increase water quality

Sustainable Solutions

Environmentally-friendly, socially-responsible, and financially-sound principles are at the core of our business, resonating throughout our approach to every project. With several LEED AP, ENV SP, and ISSP-certified professionals trained to evaluate and rate environmental, social, and economic impacts, we successfully integrate sustainable practices in design, construction, and maintenance.
Our sustainability professionals are passionate about learning new trends, concepts, and emerging technologies within the realm of sustainability. Our proven experience designing and building sustainable solutions means you can trust us to develop long-term, cost-effective, environmentally-conscious solutions to your toughest challenge to help move your community another step closer to being both sustainable and resilient.


Ask Us About

Sustainable Design and Construction
Drinking Water Treatment
Greywater and Wastewater Treatment
Watershed Management
Asset Management
Solid Waste to Energy
Renewable Energy and Biofuels
Energy Audits
Geothermal HVAC
Green Infrastructure
LEED-Certified Architecture
Sustainable Master Plans
Energy Modeling
Tire-Derived Aggregate Roadways
Recycled Materials Roadways
Geo-Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge Systems
Disaster Risk Management / Resilience
Geospatial Decision Making / GIS Services

 


Project Spotlights

Integrated Sustainable Asset Management Plan | Oakland County, MI

Working alongside the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner (OCWRC), our team of sustainability experts created an Integrated Sustainable Asset Management Plan – focused on four sewage disposal systems as part of Michigan’s Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW) Grant program.

This water-energy nexus project incorporated a planning-level analysis to identify prioritized locations conducive to the construction of green infrastructure. The results of this study provided recommendations for sustainable asset management and capital improvement plans, and established sustainability goals for groundwater recharge in Oakland County.

Hancock Master Plan | Hancock, MI

The City of Hancock is a progressive locale on the north shore of Portage Lake in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Reliant on tourism as its primary industry, the community underwent a planning effort through a resiliency and sustainability lens, as a commitment to upholding the strength of its local economy and the integrity of its beautiful, unique landscape. Today’s quickly changing social, environmental, and economic conditions require thoughtful and impactful responses from local governments to achieve a more sustainable future.

OHM Advisors, in collaboration with several partner agencies, developed a master plan built on a foundation of sustainability and resiliency to fully prepare the city to meet the challenges of the future, handle potential shocks to community system,s and develop ways to become self-sufficient.

Leaders in Sustainability

With several LEED AP and ENVISION Sustainable Professionals trained in evaluating and rating the social, environmental, and economic benefits of infrastructure projects, we successfully implement sustainable solutions to design, construction, and maintenance.


Technical Expertise

Our future-focused experts incorporate sustainable design across our multidisciplinary services. Sustainability is wholly integrated into our holistic mindset; it’s simply what we do and how we work.

We strive to innovate and bring sustainable solutions to all of our projects to exceed client expectations and deliver better solutions – for the greater good, the communities we serve, and the environment.

Sustainable solutions always account for the triple bottom line at OHM Advisors


 

Sustainability Expertise Fast Facts:

14   LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED AP)

3     Envision Sustainability Professionals (ENV SP)

7     Sustainability-focused projects currently in progress

1     International Society for Sustainability Professionals Sustainability Associate (ISSP-SA)

3     LEED-certified projects completed

25   Energy audits completed


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