Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 18, 2012
Balfour Beatty Construction is now ranked as one of the top five green contractors in the United States with more than $2 billion in revenue from sustainable construction projects in 2011. That is $1 billion more than the company reported in 2010.
“We saw the biggest increase in revenue in the education, healthcare and telecommunications markets,” said Tracy Browne, Balfour Beatty Construction’s Vice President of Sustainability.
The revenue growth has elevated Balfour Beatty to #4 on Engineering News-Record’s 2012 Top 100 Green Contractors list, up six spots from #10 in 2011.
Balfour Beatty Construction implemented an aggressive sustainability strategy in 2009, recognizing the economic, social, and environmental aspects of going green.
“Through that strategy, we train and develop our employees, implement innovative and leaner practices, and use material resources wisely, thus creating more value for our clients,” said Browne.
Currently, more than 400 Balfour Beatty Construction employees have professional accreditation under an environmental standard rating organization, such as LEED.
“And we practice what we preach. Two of our own office spaces on the East Coast achieved LEED certifications in early 2012,” said Browne.
Looking to the future, Balfour Beatty Construction will be launching additional goals around sustainability by the end of the year, strengthening the momentum the business has created in this space.
“We are focused on the growing interest in net-zero design and construction, net-zero ready buildings, and energy retrofits,” said Browne. “Energy retrofits are an important change of focus as the size of the existing building stock is far greater than and in many cases less energy efficient than new building stock.”
To read more about the 2012 Top 100 Green Contractor rankings, visit http://www.ENR.com. To learn more about Balfour Beatty Construction’s sustainability initiative, visit http://www.balfourbeattyus.com/sustainability.