The 2014 Community Impact Awards: Green Products/Services

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WINNER

MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions

Seattle

With 612 employees in Washington, MacDonald-Miller is the state’s largest mechanical services firm. It’s also one of the most respected, thanks to a long and successful history of building system retrofits, repairs and service relationships. 

But MacDonald-Miller doesn’t just do the work of building improvement. Through its partnerships with organizations such as the Seattle Steam Company, the Washington State Housing Finance Commission, KeyBank and One PacificCoast Bank, MacDonald-Miller has developed innovative financial approaches to help landlords make the investments in large-scale energy efficiency improvements required to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of their office buildings.

The results speak for themselves. Each year, MacDonald-Miller delivers an average of $100 million in efficiency upgrades and services in the Puget Sound region, with clients ranging from the Washington Athletic Club to Highline Community College. Those upgrades save building owners more than $2.1 million and reduce carbon emissions by almost 18,000 metric tons. Not bad for a year’s work.

SILVER AWARDS

Itron

Liberty Lake

Itron creates groundbreaking energy-monitoring technologies and services, allowing utilities and large organizations to accurately measure and manage energy and water use in real time. Itron’s smart electric meters allow for remote reading and service. Texas-based CenterPoint Energy has installed over two million of them, eliminating more than seven million truck trips to date. Consider that Itron has 8,000 customers in more than 100 countries and you’ll understand the profound effect of its products.

Skanska USA

Seattle

Skanska’s commitment to the practice of green building is nearly unmatched. The firm’s Seattle office has 40 LEED-accredited staffers and has pledged that every new commercial project it takes on will meet at least LEED Gold certification. Skanska’s recent project list is stunningly green. It built Stone34 in Fremont, the storm water-collecting, ultra-high-performing headquarters of Brooks Sports. And 400 Fairview, the new home of Tommy Bahama upon its completion in 2015, is targeting LEED Platinum certification.

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