The website GreenContractors.us will serve the needs of those who design, build, renovate and maintain mechanical systems for high performance buildings.
At this week’sGreen Opportunities
Conference, hosted in Milwaukee by the Mechanical Contractors Association
of America, a new website initiative was unveiled to assist industry contractors
in “going green.”
GreenContractors.usis a site for MCAA, MSCA and PCA members who are interested in “the dynamic
marketplace of green and sustainable construction.” The website will serve the
needs of those who design, build, renovate and maintain mechanical systems for
high performance buildings. In addition, it will provide news and resources for
contractors who will ultimately evolve the nation’s energy infrastructure toward
“The benefits for the planet and for American energy independence are clear.
But what may concern us is whether the business benefits exist for us as
contractors,” writes MCAA PresidentDave
Kruse, LEED AP. The association emphasized at the conference that
becoming a green contractor is a change in business strategy, and there are
risks in learning to work in new ways. “Through our association we can work to
grow this marketplace without making costly mistakes.”
The Green Opportunities Conference featured several speakers on various green
topics, and a sellout crowd of more than 250 attendees. As an added take-home
value, many of the presentations can be downloaded in PDF files fromww.greencontractors.us.