Most projects include at least one environmental component in need of consideration. HLR embraces the goal of protecting the environment while facilitating the design and construction of infrastructure projects and improving our communities with our environmental services.
Our experienced biologists can investigate environmental solutions and sustainable alternatives to enhance your project and help you maneuver through the complex permitting process. We regularly provide guidance and present on key issues such as wetlands, natural area restoration, stormwater control, permitting, threatened and endangered species, noise analysis, and special waste. Additionally, we have established relationships with multiple regulatory agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, county governments, and local municipalities. This helps ensure that permits are obtained in a timely manner so projects are not delayed.
We also have expertise in sustainable design. Our team can assist with the design and construction of bioswales, biofiltration basins, and rain gardens, incorporating permeable pavers and porous concrete to better manage stormwater. These Best Management Practices (BMPs) help improve water quality and promote environmental awareness.
HLR’s environmental department has not only devoted themselves to decades of study and certification in the environmental sciences, but each team member feels a deep commitment to preserve our natural environment and remediate problems we encounter, to ensure preservation of our resources for future generations.