Green building contractors, such as construction companies and landscapers, are being urged to invest in their facilities, which have a higher environmental impact than their conventional counterparts.
Green building contract winners in the past year have included: *Construction contractor Blue Ridge Green LLC.
It received $2.7 million for its $1.9 million green building project in the Central West End.
It’s a project that is a $50 million, 675,000-square-foot building with green roof, new landscaping and a new green roofing system.
*Utility contractor NU Construction Services LLC.
The $1 million green roof and new landscaped area is located in a vacant office building.
*New construction company TKD Contracting.
It won $1,300,000 for its green roof project in a building it is renovating.
*Construction company J.C. Green Co. received $800,000 in a $1 billion green building contract.
*Landscape contractor Zara Landscape.
It earned $300,001 for a $6 million green construction project in Central West.
*Green building contractor Green Construction Associates received $600,000.
This $2 million green project is in a downtown apartment building that is part of a redevelopment project.
The company’s founder and CEO, Chris Loh, says the company has a vision for green buildings and a commitment to sustainability.
Loh said the company won contracts for green roofings in Washington state because it has an environmental track record.
“We’ve built some of the largest green roofs in the country,” he said.
“There are a lot of green building projects that don’t have that reputation.”
Loh and his company, which is owned by a group of investors including Oracle and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, are also in the process of developing green roofs for major metropolitan areas around the country.
Loyola University Chicago’s Green Building Council, a nonprofit, also received a $250,000 green building grant last year.
Green roofs and other green infrastructure work can also be seen in other cities including Chicago, Seattle and San Francisco.
L.A. County Landmarks, which manages the Green Building in Downtown Los Angeles, is also a member of the Green building council.
The county’s green building council awarded $100,000 last year for a green roof on a portion of the historic Green Building that will be used for public events.
*Another group of developers, Green Building Alliance, is a nonprofit organization that works to develop green buildings around the world.
It has received $3 million in green building grants from various organizations including the United Nations and the United States Agency for International Development.
The group has awarded $250 million to green building contractors.
The organization’s executive director, Jim Smith, said it’s a nonprofit and a part of the green building community.
The Green Building Initiative is also supported by the Green Builders Association of America.
“Green building is not just a technology or a business,” Smith said.
He said Green Building has a history of winning contracts for its work.
“I think that’s what makes it a great project for the community,” Smith added.
“People who are passionate about the green economy are looking for new and exciting opportunities for building.
We’ve seen a lot more green building in recent years.”
He said it makes sense for builders to invest to build green roofs.
“It’s very challenging because it requires a lot less space,” Smith explained.
“The project needs to be able to accommodate a lot and be durable.
I think the cost of the building is going to be less because you’re going to have more of a green environment on it.”
Loyolo University Chicago also won a $25,000 contract for a new roof at a large office building in the University Village.
The project will be finished in the fall and will house a research facility and a university library.
The Green Building Challenge also has awarded contracts to Green Building Partnerships, a partnership between the city of Las Vegas and Green Building Associates, for a roof project at a construction site in the city’s North Las Vegas area.
It was awarded $1 in green roof grants.
The city of San Diego has awarded a $10,000 project for green roofs and green roof-covering panels.
It will be completed in the spring and be funded by a federal grant.
The nonprofit group, which promotes green building, received $25 million in grants from the city.
The green building group also awarded a new $500,000 roof project to a nonprofit group in the Denver metro area.