We Build: Green

Martin Horn is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the nation’s foremost coalition of building industry leaders committed to promoting buildings that are profitable but also environmentally sound. To encourage sustainable building, the Council develops Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) products and resources, policy guidelines, and educational and marketing tools.

The USGBC membership has developed the LEED Green Building Rating System™, a nationally recognized system for constructing high performance buildings that are environmentally sound. Contractors and designers participate in LEED voluntarily. Martin Horn has recently been notified that the Peabody School addition is the first LEED-NC commercial project in the Charlottesville area.

Green design incorporates design and construction practices that reduce a building’s negative impact on the outdoor environment, while making the indoor environment safer and healthier. These practices focus on five broad areas:

• Sustainable site planning
• Safeguarding water and improving water efficiency
• Energy efficiency
• Conservation of materials and resources
• Indoor environmental quality

Martin Horn has a rolloff truck and several dumpsters so we can streamline the waste management part of our projects. Any cost savings are passed on to our clients.

Half of the dumpsters are “green” — literally — and will be used for recycled materials.

At Martin Horn, we believe in our environment and in doing what we can to make our community a better place.


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We Build: Solar

Though a partnership with Altenergy, Inc., Martin Horn provides real time information on our solar energy use.   View our energy use info at Solar Web.


At Martin Horn, the health and safety of our partners, team members, and community always comes first. It is this belief that continues to guide our actions, as we navigate the quickly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Martin Horn is closely monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and other government (federal and local) entities in real-time to inform operational decisions that safeguard the well-being of our partners and team members, alike. 


Due to the rapidly evolving landscape of this pandemic, this policy is subject (and likely) to change. To see the most up-to-date version of this policy, see the link below.

Martin Horn COVID-19 Policy