Bernhard’s mission is to deliver innovative engineering, construction, and energy solutions to empower our clients and promote a sustainable future.
Stewardship and sustainability is a core philosophy of our firm. We believe reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel consumption is absolutely essential as sustainability becomes the focus for engineering firms. Our services are specifically structured to achieve sustainability objectives without losing sight of fiscal responsibility, environmental impact, and effects on the local community.
- Our services have delivered more than $55M in annual utility cost savings for higher education facilities.
- Bernhard saves $50M in utility savings every year for healthcare facilities.
- 500+ projects in energy conservation and infrastructure renewal developed and implemented.
- Nearly 25% of all ENERGY STAR certified hospitals are Bernhard customers.
Rather than building new facilities for office locations, Bernhard offices are housed within existing buildings. Minimal interior renovations and alterations were required in these spaces to retro-fit the existing buildings to suit our needs. Should we find a need to expand or grow a location, we will identify leasing options in order to reduce our environmental impact.
We provide drinking water in each office location and encourage staff to bring their own, refillable water bottles and cups. This eliminates the need for staff to rely on plastic bottled water. Our breakrooms are stocked with reusable coffee mugs, serving utensils, and dishes. These items are made available to all of our staff to reduce use of disposables. We purchase and provide our staff with eating utensils that are made of recycled materials and are recyclable.
Our offices are equipped with occupancy sensors for lighting and HVAC control. These sensors automatically turn off lights and reduce airflow when spaces are unoccupied. We also utilize natural lighting as much as possible in order to reduce energy use for office lighting.
We purchase and use recyclable and reusable office products. This includes paper, paper clips, binder clips, paper post-it notes, paper folders, composition notebooks and more. We encourage our staff to reuse or recycle as much as possible.
Bernhard’s strength in the A/E/C industry is derived from the combined talents of the team members across our operating divisions. The intersection of diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and expertise is what enables our teams to deliver the innovative engineering, contracting, and Energy-as-a-Service solutions that are the hallmark of the Bernhard brand. Because of Bernhard’s ethos as a socially responsible Energy-as-a-Service company, our strengths are amplified by our firm’s unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion. It is only through hiring and retaining a diverse talent pool that we will achieve our vision of being the leading Energy-as-a-Service provider in North America.
- Bernhard is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities, and participates in the e-Verify program.
- All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.
Bernhard’s Executive Leadership Team has created the Bernhard Diversity and Inclusion Committee to steer the company’s efforts related to diversity and inclusion. The membership of the committee is broadly inclusive to reflect the diverse make-up of the Company and includes leadership, key individual role players, and those with a particular passion for this work. The Diversity and Inclusion Committee has developed a Strategic Plan that identifies specific steps that will help us to achieve greater diversity and so that we may best fulfill our mission.
Bernhard believes in nurturing a strong community impact and serving our surrounding communities as if they are one of our most cherished clients – because they are. We stay involved in our local communities through our employees, and we support the causes that matter most to them including: Houston Flood Relief, Louisiana Flood Relief, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Autism Speaks, Oklahoma City Clean Up, Miracle League of Arkansas, Our House, Rock City Robotics, Arkansas Food Bank, The Van, Houston Food Bank, Louis Area Foodbank, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, Brother Bryan Mission, Children’s of Alabama, Children’s Safety Center of Washington County, Infant Crisis Services, Inc., Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
We are constantly innovating to meet the needs of our clients. From the way our teams deliver projects to the technologies we utilize, we stay on the cutting-edge of the industry. As such, we are offer exciting opportunities in new service lines and are able to offer opportunities for advancement to our employees.
Bernhard recently launched a comprehensive internal platform (BWise) to provide our staff with professional development. This program has multiple educational “tracks” including project management, human resources, soft skills, and technical knowledge. Staff will be asked to complete a specific number of courses within each track based on the skills and knowledge required to perform their job duties. Courses are currently being developed with input from senior leadership, existing project managers, and technical experts. Courses will be offered weekly during lunch hours to allow all staff to attend.
As a company, we believe our staff’s technical expertise is the key to our ability to provide innovative solutions to our client’s challenges. We support each of our employees in advancing their education and pursuing industry-specific certifications and licenses. This includes offering tuition reimbursements and funding certification and licensure exams as part of our company’s continuing education budget.
Our benefits plan includes: medical, dental and vision coverage; life, accident and disability insurances; and a 401(k) plan with a company match.
We actively seek talented individuals who are interested in creating new ideas and embracing those that have made us so successful for so long. We’re looking for individuals that possess an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong sense of teamwork.
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1 Galleria Blvd., Suite 825
Metairie, LA 70001
Phone: (504) 833-8291
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