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Building a Better World on the Procore Platform | Sustainability Spotlight

Procore strives to improve the lives of everyone in construction, including nonprofit builders and charitable organizations. Procore.org, Procore’s social impact arm, provides full platform access to nonprofit builders who are focused on building a sustainable world for future generations to assist worthy causes with technology that would otherwise be cost-prohibitive.

As Earth Day approaches, Procore is proud to highlight nonprofit partners dedicated to building a more sustainable world. The purpose of these noteworthy organizations range from providing clean drinking water to repurposing building materials. Procore offers support services in addition to the tools, training, and certifications necessary to optimize projects throughout the world.

1. Construction for Change

Construction for Change works to improve the quality of life for communities worldwide, serving an ambitious vision to see everyone included and enabled by resilient and sustainable social infrastructure, regardless of age, gender, location, or socioeconomic status. Impacting more than 350,000 people annually, Construction for Change partners with local organizations to build schools, medical clinics, community centers, and other essential facilities in developing regions. Through their collaborative and sustainable approach, Construction for Change helps to empower communities, promote education and healthcare, and support economic development.

2. GivePower

GivePower provides clean drinking water to communities worldwide using solar-powered desalination systems. Sustainable technology enables GivePower to bring reliable and cost-effective solutions to areas where clean water is scarce or contaminated, helping to reduce waterborne illnesses and improve the overall quality of life. GivePower has already powered 2,521 schools across 25 countries and impacted the lives of over 675,000 people. The organization has been recognized as the winner of the Energy Globe Award and Global Water Award. In 2021, it was a finalist in Fast Company’s World-Changing Ideas Awards.

3. Re-use Hawaiʻi

Re-use Hawaiʻi promotes sustainability by diverting building materials from the waste stream and repurposing them for community use. Reuse of materials directly decreases the island’s dependence on outside sources, which as a direct result, increases sustainability and community resiliency. It also lessens the demand for the production of new products, which reduces energy output and carbon emissions associated with material production. Since 2006, Re-use Hawaiʻi has completed more than 600 deconstruction projects throughout the state, from large-scale deconstruction of commercial structures to small remodel projects. Through their efforts, Re-use Hawaiʻi aims to promote resource conservation, create jobs, and build a more resilient and sustainable community.

4. Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)

RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. RMI works in the world’s most critical geographies and engages businesses, policymakers, communities, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to identify and scale energy system interventions that can cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI utilizes the Procore platform for its Carbon-Free Buildings Initiative, which focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the building sector by advancing building design, construction, and operation practices that reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. Through this initiative, RMI is helping to create a more sustainable built environment and mitigate the impact of climate change.

5. Viridiant

Viridiant is a nonprofit organization that aims to advance sustainable building practices and energy efficiency in Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic region. Their services include building certification programs, training and education, research and advocacy, and technical assistance for homeowners, builders, and developers. Viridiant seeks to create healthier and more sustainable communities while addressing climate change and energy security challenges, by promoting green building practices and reducing energy consumption.

Learn more about how certified non-profit organizations can benefit from access to the Procore platform at https://www.procore.org/who-we-serve/non-profits.