Case Studies Greenbuild Editor's Choice 2015

Acorn Sign Graphics

In Richmond, Virginia, Acorn Sign Graphics is making more than custom architectural signs and graphics; the company is also on a social and environmental mission, practicing sustainable manufacturing, material sourcing and creating valuable connections in the local community. Acorn Sign Graphics was formed through the consolidation of several companies dating back to 1964. In 2003, […]

AERCO

AERCO has long served as a developer and manufacturer of energy-efficient hot water systems. Launched in 1949 as Angelery Engineering and Research Co. by Henry Angelery, the business jumpstarted its reputation with a revolutionary design for an on-demand hot water heater that provided a continuous flow of hot water at a controlled temperature without storage. […]

Brookfield Residential

Most national homebuilders offer a one-size-fits-all solution, but Brookfield Residential understands that is not ideal, especially in today’s market where buyers want more value in terms of energy efficiency and healthier environments for their families. Brookfield Residential covers the U.S. and Canada with divisions spanning Alberta, greater Washington, D.C., San Francisco Bay, Los Angeles, San […]

Centennial Woods

Since 1999, Centennial Woods has been providing sustainable materials to architects, designers, retailers, contractors and consumers throughout the United States. The innovative company got its start when its founders discovered the strength and aesthetic value of Wyoming snow fence. At 14 to 16 feet tall, these fences help to keep snow from drifting and creating […]

Commonwealth Architects

What’s old is new in the eyes of the restoration professionals at Commonwealth Architects. The Richmond, Virginia, based full-service architectural firm specializes in the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of existing buildings and contextual infill design, primarily of historic significance. With 40 employees, spanning a range of expertise including historic, interior and landscape architecture, planning and […]

Densification Inc.

Site development often creates a detrimental impact to the environmental when poor soils or unsuitable fills are shipped off-site for disposal in a landfill. Since 1994, Densification Inc., a nationwide geotechnical specialty contracting firm based in Paeonian Springs, Virginia, has been providing property owners and developers with an attractive ground improvement alternative. Specializing in a […]

Doucet & Associates

The common understanding of LEED-certified projects regards building design and orientation, lighting, utility consumption and other elements that typically fall under the bailiwick of an architect or mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineer. However, other technical disciplines have increasingly become integral team members for a sustainable project. Doucet & Associates (D&A), a Texas-based engineering firm, is attempting to bring […]

DVA Energy

DVA Architects was established in 1975 as a full-service architecture firm operating mainly in the greater Washington, D.C., area. The veteran-owned small business is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and has added a new office in Charleston, South Carolina, to further serve the Carolinas and growing international markets. Over the last 40 years its footprint has […]

EcoLogical Energy Systems LLC

Since 2009, EcoLogical Energy Systems LLC (EES) has been delivering reliable, renewable wind and solar power solutions to residential, light commercial and municipal customers throughout northeast Tennessee, southwest Virginia and parts of North Carolina. Based in Bristol, Tennessee, EES’s services include wind turbines, solar photovoltaic, solar thermal water heating, solar pumps and solar lighting systems. […]

Electro Plastics dba STEP Warmfloor

In 1981, after working on several projects for the University of Sweden, Stephan Irgens invented a technology that would become a world leader of positive temperature coefficient (PTC) heating elements and systems.  Irgens would use this technology to launch his company Electro Plastics Inc. dba STEP Warmfloor to manufacture STEP (Self-regulating Technology of Electro Plastics) […]

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