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Turner Construction Company, our top Education @USGBC user, shares the importance of growing its team's knowledge.

More than 13 years ago, Turner Construction Company made a commitment to promote sustainable building methods and to develop the skills necessary to build green. It makes good business sense for our company, one of the leading green builders in the United States. But we’ve also made this commitment because we know it’s good for both our customers and the environment.

Maintaining this leadership position requires a dedication to lifelong learning for all our employees. With more than 1,300 LEED APs and Green Associates on staff, Turner is continuously looking for ways to efficiently grow our team’s knowledge. Staying abreast of changes and developments in our industry makes us a stronger partner to our clients, and one of the most important ways we do this is through robust staff training.

As the top user of the Education @USGBC online learning platform, Turner keeps current on best practices. This includes courses such as Construction Waste Management in LEED, which underscores a longstanding company commitment. In 2004, Turner established a goal to divert 50 percent of job site waste from landfills. Since then, we’ve worked with our subcontractors and clients to exceed that commitment from year one and are achieving above 80 percent diversions rates across the company.

We want every project at Turner to employ green concepts, and our people want to work in and contribute to building healthy spaces. There is always so much more to understand and implement that continuous learning and improvement is imperative.

Companies with a drive to grow their staff knowledge base will find that Education @USGBC training helps make them better builders and ensures they meet and exceed clients’ expectations.

On Education @USGBC, you’ll find over 600 hours of best-in-class content, including curated playlists such as Key Concepts for Contractors and Builders. Interested in unlimited subscription access for your team? Contact Education @USGBC to learn more about available packages.

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