RUSH’s dedication to the environment is evidenced through the many LEED Certified facilities RUSH has completed. We have the distinction of having constructed the first two LEED Certified buildings, both of which received a Silver level certification, at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida for NASA, as well as a LEED Certified Gold Level facility for Honda R&D of America. Additionally, RUSH received a Silver level rating for our completion of the LEED
Certified project, Combat Training Facility at MacDill AFB, and two Gold level ratings for the Satellite Operations Support Facility and Fuel Storage No .1 Facility, both projects located at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL.
With two LEED Accredited Professionals on staff, RUSH has a credential that is rare among our small business peers. In addition to our ongoing efforts in constructing LEED Certified buildings and projects, RUSH also carries out our dedication to the environment through our own personnel and recycling initiatives. Our offices, as well as our project sites, maintain green atmospheres in all aspects including recycling and ordering of office supplies to purchasing high-efficiency Hybrid vehicles in an effort to reduce hazardous pollutants in the environment.
Our most recent accomplishment in the area of green practices is being named a Certified Green Contractor by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). ABC’s Green Contractor Certification program recognizes construction companies that implement green practices and principles in the workplace, including headquarters, branch offices and jobsite office complexes. To achieve certification from ABC’s National Green Building Committee,
RUSH was required to submit an application detailing our green efforts and underwent a third-party onsite assessment. RUSH is the 37th contractor nationally, and only the 2nd contractor headquartered in the State of Florida to receive this prestigious distinction.
ABC members have been on the forefront of the green building movement since its inception, but ABC also believes in stretching green achievements beyond the construction process and into the workplace, said J. Douglas Hunter, chairman of the ABC National Green Building Committee and president of The Hunter Group, Inc., in Concord, Mass. The Certified Green Contractor program is another step in ABC’s goal to provide support and
recognition for those members who are setting an example for the industry by promoting green practices within the company and those members who would like to create sustainability in the workplace as well as in the construction practices.