GRW

GRW is a multidiscipline design firm offering full-service engineering, architectural, and geospatial capabilities. Founded in 1964 by G. Reynolds Watkins, our employee-owned firm as has grown to become nationally recognized and has offices in Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia. GRW’s in-house professionals collaborate to offer comprehensive technical expertise for all types of infrastructure design from planning and conceptual phases through construction administration and observation. We serve a diverse clientele ranging from local, state and federal governments to commercial and industrial clients.

A Few Things We’re Proud Of

    • To Date: More than 50 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards.
    • National Recognition: Since 1972, ranked in Engineering News Record’s Top 500 Design Firms in the U.S.; Listed among Building Design and Construction’s Giants 300: the Top Architect-Engineer Firms in design and construction.
  • Long-lasting Client Relationships: Approximately 90 percent of our clients are repeat customers. GRW fully understands the importance of gaining a client’s respect, proving their worth, and being there long after the successful project is completed.

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Current Sustainable Practices

Awareness, Education, and Outreach

  • Provide volunteers for community environmental projects annually.
  • Participate in a present or attend sustainability workshop.
  • Designate a Sustainability Coordinator or Green Team responsible for
    managing sustainability initiatives.
  • Provide a sustainability information board in a common area such as
    a break room or kitchen.
  • Include a sustainability statement and training in all new hire
    materials.
  • Provide volunteers for community environmental projects annually.
  • Sponsor an environmental booth at an existing community event.

Energy Efficiency 

  • Replace incandescent lights with compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)-
    75-100% replacement.
  • Establish a regular filter maintenance policy for your HVAC system.
  • Establish a dress code that encourages employees to dress for
    thermal comfort.
  • Install power strips for computers and equipment to power down
    during non-business hours.
  • Install programmable thermostats and use them to adjust temperature
    during unoccupied hours.
  • Establish a power-down policy and checklist that includes items such
    as shutting off lights at night.
  • Have your HVAC system evaluated every 2 years by a certified service
    provider.
  • Daylight work spaces wherever possible.

Waste Reduction and Recycling

  • Implement a basic recycling program.
  • Provide clearly marked recycling bins at work stations and/or in
    common areas. Recycling bins must be paired with a waste bin.
  • Establish an electronic waste policy that diverts all e-waste away from
    landfill.
  • Establish a policy for environmentally friendly printing such as two-
    sided printing, reusing copy paper, and electronic document sharing.

Water Quality

  • Install outdoor ash trays to prevent cigarette litter, and make pocket
    ash trays available to staff who smoke.
  • Establish a policy for proper hazardous waste and chemical disposal.
  • Establish a policy for proper disposal of fats, oils, and grease, distribute to staff, and post in key areas.

Urban Forestry and Landscapes

  • Participate in a community reforestation project.
  • Plant a pollinator garden.
  • Plant a rain garden.

Transportation Efficiency

  • Establish and implement a no-idling policy.
  • Adopt a telecommuting option and make it available to employees.
  • Install weather-protected bike storage (indoor or outdoor).
  • Participate in a bike to work challenge.
  • Place bicycle storage closer than any other designated parking spot.

Innovation

  • Participate in LFUCG Citizens’ Environmental Academy

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