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SSOE Group Announces Appointment of Sustainable Design Coordinator

SSOE Group Announces Appointment of Sustainable Design CoordinatorTOLEDO, Ohio, January 21, 2010 – SSOE Group, a global EPCM firm, is proud to announce the appointment of Kris Phillips to the newly created position of Sustainable Design Coordinator. In this position, Phillips will oversee all of SSOE’s activities as they relate to LEED® and implementing sustainable design practices into projects. He will also be responsible for coordinating LEED resources within the company.

With more than 10 years of professional experience, Kris Phillips, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has been very involved with sustainable design within SSOE’s Facilities group. He has been involved with SSOE’s Sustainable Design Committee from its inception and has played a major role in the management of the LEED certification process for many SSOE projects.

Jerry Carter, Business Leader for SSOE’s Sustainable and Renewable Solutions group, says “This appointment is critical to SSOE’s focus on driving sustainability into all of its projects and also to managing the growing number of LEED resources it continues to develop”. Phillips will be very active in determining SSOE’s strategy on conversion of existing LEED AP staff to the new LEED credentialing program and will support the continuing education needs of those who make the conversion.

Kris received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Design, with a focus on Architecture from Clemson University. He completed his professional education at Lawrence Technological University graduating with honors in the Master of Architecture program with a concentration in sustainability and received the King Award for research in architecture and sustainability for his thesis on Biomimetic Architecture. Kris is a member of the USGBC and a founding member of the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the USGBC where he is currently serving as a board member.

About SSOE Group
SSOE Group is an international EPCM firm ranked eleventh among the largest engineering and architecture firms (Building Design + Construction, 2009). SSOE has also been named one of the “Best AEC Firms to Work For” (Building Design + Construction) and as one of the fastest-growing firms by Inc. Magazine, 2009 and ZweigWhite, Hot List 2009.

With 19 offices around the world, SSOE is a leader in providing sustainable and renewable solutions. The company has earned a solid reputation providing architecture, engineering, procurement, and construction management services to the healthcare, automotive, science and technology, energy, alternative energy, biofuels, chemical, food and beverage, glass, and consumer products industries. SSOE has completed projects in more than 30 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.


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About SSOE Group

As a Top 10 Engineering / Architecture firm for the past 5 years, SSOE Group focuses on delivering Great Client Service to clients through a full range of project delivery solutions. They have been named a "Great Workplace" (Great Place to Work®) and one of the "Best AEC Firms to Work For" (Building Design + Construction).

With more than 20 offices around the world, SSOE is known for making its clients successful by saving them time, trouble, and money. Over the company's 65+ year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to semiconductor, automotive, food, chemical, glass, manufacturing, healthcare, power, and general building industries—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

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