We do right by the dirt
From land acquisition to development and operations management, VanTrust is dedicated to working with our clients to identify measures that reduce environmental impact. With a focus on positively impacting the environment, our team members and clients develop sustainability strategies through open communication, innovative thinking and a willingness to adapt. VanTrust uses the expertise of its LEED-accredited professionals from a variety of disciplines to incorporate sustainable strategies into decision-making.
At VanTrust, doing right by the dirt means recognizing that every decision has a cause-and-effect relationship with the communities and environments we serve. We are committed to fostering healthy communities and employing sustainable design as a best practice in projects we undertake.
Sustainability is not limited to development; for VanTrust, sustaining the communities in which we operate is a core value. Having the right people in the right places is the first step toward positively impacting the community. As a company, we believe that thriving communities require the involvement of passionate individuals.
capture & potable water
Energy cost reduction
Case Study - Success Story
SkyCenter One, Tampa, FL
One of the most widely used global standards to recognize buildings that are efficient, cost-effective, and better for occupants and the environment is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), governed by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED Platinum is the highest level of LEED certification.
VanTrust and its strategic partners were able to achieve this rating and more for the SkyCenter One building at Tampa International Airport. This 275,000-square-foot building directly connects to the airport via sky-walk and is the first platinum level LEED-certified new construction project in Tampa, Florida. The building achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable solutions in areas including sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
“Creating sustainable buildings is about more than achieving the lowest cost and fastest timeline – it requires each phase being met with collaboration, careful consideration and discipline,” said Marc Munago, Executive Vice President, VanTrust Florida. “Earning the LEED Platinum Certification is a reflection of the dedication and passion our team and all of our partners exemplified throughout the planning and development process.”