Our goal with every project is to enhance the surrounding environment, the project itself, and the people who will use it. Doucet is experienced with utilizing low impact design concepts to mitigate the impact on our environment and reduce the development footprint for surrounding communities. Doucet takes pride in finding green solutions and promoting environmental initiatives. We incorporate rainwater harvesting, endangered species habitat restoration, tree preservation, advanced erosion and sedimentation control strategies to protect a highly-sensitive watersheds. We also utilize native and drought tolerant landscape designs and locally quarried stone to construct retaining pond walls. We are dedicated to preserving a site’s natural character while enhancing the quality of life for every person in the surrounding areas.

At Doucet, we realize that encouraging sustainable development initiatives are crucial to our future. We are a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council, the Urban Land Institute and the Congress of New Urbanism. We are also Gold Certified with the Austin Green Leader’s Program.

Representative projects:

Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative Western Operations Center – Austin, TX
LEED Certification: GOLD
This $15 million, 36-acre tract has approximately 69,000 SF of office and industrial space. Designed and built to achieve Gold LEED certification, Doucet worked closely with the architect and team to design a site that created an aesthetically attractive space but also demonstrated the company’s commitment to sustainable energy.

Travis County SMART Facility – Austin, TX
LEED Certification: GOLD
Doucet provided the site development plan and permitting of a new facility to house the Supervision and Monitoring for Alcohol-Related Treatment (SMART) Program for Travis County. The building includes a nine-dormitory room, 72-bed capacity resident wing and an administrative office wing. It also maximizes natural light, utilizes low or zero emissions or recycled materials throughout, and incorporates efficient irrigation design. The project also includes solar water heating and a thermal energy tank for storage during nonpeak hours. This energy efficient site continues to be a shining example of our holistic design approach.