SOURCE: Swinerton Builders

January 15, 2007 09:00 ET

Swinerton Builders Los Angeles Announces LEED Accredited Professionals

Major Contractor Grows Its Commitment to Green Building Practices

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 15, 2007 -- Swinerton Builders Los Angeles announces the addition and advancement of LEED Accredited professionals to its growing commitment to sustainable building practices.

Swinerton's LA Green Team now totals 14 LEED accredited pros:

Daniel Getting, Senior Estimator
Ron Rusczyk, Assistant Project Manager
Michael Baker, Senior Project Engineer
Steve Lamar, Project Manager
Vince Morris, Project Manager
Dave Cramp, MEP Coordinator
Tony Park, Estimator
Matt Feehan, Project Engineer
Robyn Jackson, Intern Project Engineer
Grace Santillian, Project Engineer
Daryl Cruser, Project Executive
Francisco Sanchez, Project Engineer
Adam Rohde, Senior Project Engineer
Richard Pratte*, Superintendent

*Pratte is the first Social Superintendent to receive LEED AP Status.
Swinerton has rapidly become one of the top contractors providing state-of-the-art strategies for sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, indoor air quality and recycling initiatives. Green Building, or Sustainable Design, is an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to the design and construction of facilities using LEED*-certified professionals and best practices. The company maintains Swinerton Green, a division dedicated to sustainable practices.

As an active member of the USGBC, Swinerton Los Angeles has had two of their very own serving on the Los Angeles Chapter Board of Directors: Daniel Getting, Senior Estimator and Steve Lamar, Project Manager. Swinerton also has numerous LEED-registered projects throughout the Western United States. Their growing list of notable projects employing Green Building practices includes the new DeYoung Museum and the Orchard Garden Hotel in San Francisco; the Ritz-Carlton Resort project in Lake Tahoe and the Presentation Center in Los Gatos; the Van Nuys Air Operations Facility, Mac Arthur Park Library in Los Angeles, and the Burbank Community Center.

Swinerton Builders (, currently ranked 8th on Engineering News-Record's list of Top General Contractors, provides a full range of pre-construction and construction services for clients in the healthcare, office, hotel, higher education, multi-family residential, retail, and entertainment industries. Projects include new construction, tenant improvements, renovation, and design-build services. Founded in 1888, Swinerton Builders is an employee-owned firm, which places approximately $2 billion in construction annually.

* Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

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