Turner’s Commitment to Green Building Practices Results in Significant Milestones

July 14, 2009

In Excess of 1,000 LEED Accredited Professionals on Staff Record Volume of Green Buildings

New York, N.Y., July 14, 2009 – Turner Construction Company has achieved a significant milestone as a result of the company’s commitment to Green Building practices. Turner now counts 1,186 LEED Accredited Professionals (APs) on staff. Building Design and Construction has recognized Turner as having more LEED APs than any other firm in the architectural, engineering and construction industry and with the company’s $3 billion of green construction volume in 2008. Turner was additionally recognized as the leading Green builder in the publication’s 2009 Giants 300 rankings.

Turner had 42 LEED APs on staff in 2004 when the company made a formal commitment to promoting green building practices. These commitments included a construction waste recycling program on its projects, conducting industry surveys and developing web-based and instructor led green building training programs. Turner’s commitment to employee development has resulted in more than 2500 employees receiving training in green building practices.

“Every LEED AP contributes immeasurably to his or her employer’s success by bringing the latest in green building knowledge and a holistic perspective to the table. Having a LEED AP workforce more than 1,000-strong demonstrates Turner’s leadership and commitment to cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings for their customers,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO and Founding Chair, USGBC and Chair, GBCI.

Turner’s LEED APs have enabled the company to complete 85 projects that have been LEED Certified by the U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC). An additional 131 Turner projects are LEED Registered. In addition, the firm’s sustainable construction work has grown to 40% of its backlog. Turner’s green building projects are in wide array of building types, including in the education, commercial, healthcare and aviation segments.

Turner’s green building projects include:

• Sacramento International Airport Terminal B, $286 million, seeking LEED-NC Certification, Sacramento, Calif.

• Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Kroon Hall, seeking LEED-NC Platinum, New Haven Conn.

• Ohlone College - Newark Center of Health Sciences & Technology, LEED-NC Certified Platinum, Freemont, Calif.

• The Visionaire, LEED-NC Certified Platinum, Battery Park City, New York, N.Y.

• Lucas County Arena, $105 million, seeking LEED- NC Certification, Toledo, Ohio

• University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Residence Hall and Student Dining and Residential Programs Buildings, seeking LEED-NC Silver Certification, Champaign, Ill.

• Westinghouse Electric Company Headquarters Campus, $216 million, seeking LEED-NC Certification, Cranberry, Pa.

• Stanford University Graduate School of Business, $260 million, seeking LEED-NC Platinum Certification, Palo Alto, Calif.

• Yale University Health Services Center, $97 million, seeking LEED-NC Silver Certification, New Haven, Conn.


“Having so many of staff LEED Accredited Professionals is changing the way we think about building and enables Turner to provide clients with the green building services they require,” said Michael Deane, Turner Chief Sustainability Officer.

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