Sustainability

SustainabilityThe William Charles organization was committed to preserving and protecting the environment long before it was considered the right thing to do.

William Charles is looked to as the state model for fostering the green movement with our landfill gas-to-energy technology. We constructed a gas-to-energy plant at Winnebago Landfill that generates enough electricity to power 10 percent of the homes in the City of Rockford. From using reclaimed oil to heat buildings and fire asphalt plants, to building and maintaining hundreds of acres of wetlands and open spaces, we are engaged in a wide variety of green activities.

As we move into the future, the William Charles organization continues to embrace our role of good stewardship throughout our Construction Management and Real Estate Development business units.

We use recapped tires; recycle vehicle and equipment filters; and annually recycle approximately 50,000 tons of asphalt, saving approximately 2,400 gallons of oil. We have converted dozens of commercial and industrial brown fields into productive reuse. And we continue to actively explore new sustainable energy technologies on the horizon, such as geothermal energy, solar energy, wind energy and gasification. William Charles is LEEDS certified by the Green Building Council for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.