Allen Associates, a general contractor, recently moved their operations to 201 N. Milpas Street in Santa Barbara. The company purchased this building, originally constructed in 1946, which gave them the opportunity to remodel it using the same green building practices they use on their new home and remodeling projects.
Why We're Green
Allen Construction was one of the 1st two businesses certified through Santa Barbara County's Green Business Program. In addition to producing a portion of our energy with a 5KW rooftop solar system and our green purchasing practices for our office, we have adopted an alternative transportation policy that encourages employees to bike, walk, take the bus, drive a high mileage car or truck, carpool, ride an electric or gas scooter, or motorcycle to work. The company also motivates its employees to work at home. When an employee uses one of these alternative methods, they are eligible to participate in a monthly "Clean Commuter Drawing" for a $125 prize. Our car fleet includes four Prius vehicles for our team to drive to our construction sites.