TOLEDO, Ohio, July 30, 2009 —SSOE’s (www.ssoe.com) growth in the green building sector has been recognized in recently released rankings from industry publications, Building Design+Construction (BD+C),and Engineering News Record, (ENR) announced CEO Tony Damon. Damon, who recently received his LEED® accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council, applauded SSOE’s top spot in the rankings. “An integral part of SSOE’s mission is to build our portfolio of green projects,” Damon said. “We have done this by establishing a strong corporate philosophy that reflects our green building and LEED initiatives. Our commitment to green initiatives is evidenced in these rankings.”
Engineering News Record ranked SSOE third out of the top 100 Green Design Firms in the Industrial and Manufacturing categories. In addition, ENR named SSOE to the 47th spot among the top 100 Green Design Firms in the nation. Similarly, BD+C put SSOE in the 42nd spot out of the top 150 green design firms in the country. Rankings are generally based on project revenues.
SSOE’s resume includes a growing number of LEED accredited professionals in the U.S., as well as a working group dedicated to sustainable and renewable solutions. SSOE counts the first central utility plant in the U.S. to receive a Gold LEED certification among its green-focused endeavors. Work on the Volkswagen (VW) assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee is on track to be LEED certified.
Recently, SSOE brought its knowledge of sustainable practices to the military, and continues to broaden its sustainable base in healthcare and higher education. The company is set to begin work on the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Center. SSOE is seeking a LEED silver certification for that project. In addition, SSOE’s Shanghai office has a number of individuals who recently passed the American-based LEED exam.