Constructive Trade LLC Announces Partnership with Green Building Projects

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Today, the buzz in the construction project industry is all about going 'green'. But what exactly does that mean? And what's the most cost-effective method of going about it?

Terri C. Murray, President of Constructive Trade, LLC, announces the firm is now assisting LEED project teams, architects, builders, developers, interior designers, engineers, facility managers, and government officials with their green projects.

Constructive Trade teams up with clients on an ongoing basis to introduce diverse green products and solutions for large scale and residential developments. The company's licensed contractors and LEED AP's have the knowledge to pair products with needs, create cost-effective solutions, provide global procurement services, and share information about what really makes a product green.

Environmentally friendly construction doesn't lend itself to a 'one size fits all' solution. The ideal outcome must take into account the project's geography, size, type, scale, and budget constraints. Partnering with a firm that can provide building expertise, green product knowledge, and financial skills streamlines the decision making process.

A successful partnership requires two-way communication and information sharing. It calls for a collaborative approach to develop innovative strategies, a pooling of talents, and the sharing of specifics on a project's scope, deadlines, and financing. It means understanding what makes a product green. It means a client who is well-informed on a wide array of green building products, one that is better equipped to make an informed buying decision. It means access to information and samples on technologically advanced green products that goes well beyond what's available on manufacturer's websites. Finally, it involves the worldwide monitoring of green building projects including different rating systems and guidelines for sustainable projects.

Sample Portfolio:

  •     Recycled Tile, Wallboard, Glass Products
  •     Technology for Recycled Concrete
  •     Modular Rainwater Harvesting and Storm Water Management Systems
  •     Daylighting
  •     Bamboo, Cork, Linoleum Flooring
  •     Zero VOC Paint and Reformulated Whey Floor Finish
  •     Sustainable Textiles for Interior Designs
  •     Photoluminescent Exit Signs and Emergency Path Markers
  •     Building Integrated Photovoltaic Products
  •     Turnkey Solar, Wind, and Geothermal Systems

Constructive Trade LLC functions as a central resource. Its role is to facilitate the decision making process of transforming a new or retro-fitted project into a green project. Working collaboratively with the developer, architect, or other interested entity, it identifies the project's unique parameters and goals. It submits this information to its team of builders, LEED accredited professionals, and consultants with experience in finance and international business. The result is a distillation of the wide range of available green products into a manageable selection best suited to meet those needs. This information is then shared in addition to samples, videos, and case studies.

Ms. Murray, President of Constructive Trade, LLC, recently made presentations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. She also met with architects, engineers, Masdar, Economic Zones World and Jafza, the Urban Planning Council, the Dubai Municipality, and the Dubai Chamber of Commerce. The trip spawned a host of new ideas and products and plans to enhance future green partnerships.

Future trips include the AIA Conference in San Francisco, CA April 30-May 2 and the USGBC-SC inaugural Chapter Conference and Exposition Sustain SC on May 7-8, 2009 in Greenville, South Carolina.


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