WINDSOR, CONN. & LITTLE ROCK, ARK. – Comfort Systems USA Energy Services was named a Certified Green Contractor by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). ABC’s Green Contractor Certification program recognizes construction companies that implement green practices and principles in the workplace, including headquarters, branch offices and jobsite office complexes. To achieve certification from ABC’s National Green Building Committee, Comfort Systems USA Energy Services submitted an application detailing its green efforts and underwent a third-party onsite assessment.
“ABC members have been on the forefront of the green building movement since its inception, but ABC also believes in stretching green achievements beyond the construction process and into the workplace,” said J. Douglas Hunter, chairman of the ABC National Green Building Committee and president of The Hunter Group, Inc., in Concord, Massachusetts. “The Certified Green Contractor program is another step in ABC’s goal to provide support and recognition for those members who are setting an example for the industry by promoting green practices within the company and those members who would like to create sustainability in the workplace as well as in the construction practices.”
“Our clients depend on us to improve their energy use and sustainable practices. We are definitely committed to ‘walking the talk’ and becoming an ABC Certified Green Contractor validates that. Our office and employees are 100% committed to sustainable practices in our workplace,” remarked W. Brewster Earle, President of Comfort Systems USA Energy Services.
About the Green Contractor Certification
The Green Contractor Certification process involves a list of 12 prerequisites ranging from distributing documents electronically to establishing an aggressive recycling program. Companies are required to fulfill 12 of 36 elective items that include conducting a professional energy audit, water conservation efforts and providing incentives for carpooling or using public transportation. In addition, each company must achieve four education and training benchmarks, such as instructing employees on sustainability issues and requiring at least 25 percent of their managers to receive green building awareness education. For more information, visit www.GreenConstructionAtWork.com/Certification.
About Comfort Systems USA Energy Services
Comfort Systems USA Energy Services is the wholly owned Energy Services subsidiary of Comfort Systems USA (NYSE:FIX). Comfort Systems USA (on the web www.comfortsystemsusa.com) is a national heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) company headquartered in Houston, Texas. Their technical experts design, install and fine-tune HVAC systems for downtown high-rises, hospitals, universities and national hotels.
By merging the talents of top HVAC-related firms from around the country, Comfort Systems USA renders the widest range of technical expertise and service available. With its extensive work history, Comfort Systems USA forms "centers of excellence" to guarantee success for any project, no matter what the size.