SOURCE: Builders Plus, Inc.

February 14, 2007 13:41 ET

Builders Plus, Inc. Proudly Announces Membership With the U.S. Green Building Council

BOYNTON BEACH, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 14, 2007 -- Builders Plus, Inc., South Florida's premier tilt-up contractor, is proud to announce their recent membership with the U.S. Green Building Council.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is the nation's foremost coalition of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.

"We are excited to align our company with the USGBC," said John Held, owner and founder of Builders Plus, Inc., South Florida's premier Tilt-Wall contractor.

"With rising energy costs and concerns about global warming being debated, the commercial real estate industry is doing more each day to lead energy conservation efforts and establish achievable and lasting standards for environmentally conscious building construction," said Held.

While residential customers contribute about 17 percent of the nation's greenhouse gases, commercial and industrial sectors produce about 37 percent. After the 1970s oil embargo, the industry began incorporating energy-saving systems into a building's design, but as energy prices leveled off, emphasis on conservation subsided.

Today, as energy prices continue rising, several developers are leading efforts to incorporate energy efficiency and environmental responsibility back into the industry, which could potentially change current standards for good.

In March, 2007, Builders Plus will be constructing its first green office building consisting of 98,600 square feet in Boca Raton, Florida.

For more information about Builders Plus and the US Green Building Council Visit www.buildersplus.com and www.usgbc.org.

About Builders Plus

For the last 20 years, Builders Plus is known as South Florida's premier full service Shell and Tilt wall contractor and widely recognized as the "Fast Track Specialist." Builders Plus specializes in "TILT-WALL" construction, the most advanced and preferred construction method nationwide. John Held, President and Founder of Builders Plus, is a Florida native with 27 years experience in the shell construction business. John's extensive knowledge of the construction trade and his vast experience in the Tilt-Wall method of construction is the driving force behind the company's success and premiere reputation. The company's unwavering commitment to quality craftsmanship and personalized service that includes a state-of-the-art bidding system is what keeps them in the forefront of the construction industry.

About USGBC

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is the nation's foremost coalition of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. Our more than 7,500 member organizations and our network of 75 regional chapters are united to advance our mission of transforming the building industry to sustainability.

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