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Draper Aden Associates Celebrates Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Earth Day: an environmental phenomenon that began on April 22, 1970 and continues to this very day. An estimated 20 million Americans, approximately 10 percent of the country’s total population at the time, gathered in cities and towns on that late April day to demonstrate for a more sustainable environment. It has and continues to attract support from all corners of American society.   As we recognize the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the energy and support for environmental stewardship that blossomed during that first coordinated effort continues to propel action. Earth Day is now celebrated by more than a billion people around the world.   [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [qodef_blockquote text="“Sustainability and environmental stewardship are among our top priorities,” noted Jeff Lighthiser, President and CEO of Draper Aden Associates." title_tag="h2" width=""]   [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] “We are committed to providing environmental services to enhance, protect, and preserve local environments,” he added. “We believe in helping communities achieve their visions for a safer,...

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Earth Day: The VCU Rice Center

Creating a lasting, positive impact through engineering, surveying and environmental expertise is at the very core of what we do at Draper Aden Associates. With today being Earth Day, we wanted to highlight a past project that perfectly encapsulates that lasting, positive impact, especially when it comes to enhancing the environment. In 2008, Draper Aden provided civil engineering, design, and construction administration services for the VCU Rice Center. The Rice Center for Environmental Life Sciences sits on a 343-acre property in Charles City County, Virginia, and is home to many natural resources and wildlife. When the property was donated by Mrs. Inger Rice, she requested that the building needed to make the most of green design elements. The Rice Center is situated on a hill overlooking the James River and takes advantage of natural day lighting as well as natural shading from the surrounding tree canopies. Draper Aden incorporated a number...

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