18 May '11, 5pm

Turner Construction Wins Big with Green Building

Turner Construction Wins Big with Green Building

If you doubt that green buildings are a very big deal, talk to Michael Deane. Deane is chief sustainability officer at Turner Construction , one of the biggest construction companies in the U.S. Turner has completed almost 200 LEED -certified projects valued at $10.5 billion and the company has another 230 LEED-registered projects valued $16.5 billion in progress. The New York-based firm employs more than 1,200 LEED-accredited professionals, more than any other organization. "The only excuse for not building a LEED building is ignorance," Deane told me when we met last week in Washington. A Turner project, a health services building at Yale University, is pictured above. LEED, of course, is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and it may be the single biggest success story in the world of green business. With very little help from Washington (but considerable sup...

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