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Builder roundtable


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Builder roundtable

  1. 1. Presents Builders Round Table Facilitated by: Sarah Brown, Green Alliance Bruss Construction, Inc. Cargill Construction Ridgeview Construction
  2. 2. Sarah Brown Green Alliance Project Director Sarah Brown has been an environmental advocate in her community for the last 12 years, before that she worked as a journalist in Moscow, Russia and in NYC. She served on Town Council and the ZBA as well as created Kittery Progressive Action, a community action coalition and St. John's Stewardship of the Earth Committee. Brown spear-headed Cool Kittery which regrouped to become Kittery's current Energy Advisory Committee. Brown created the Green Alliance in 2009; a unique Green Business Union that operates as a dedicated Sustainability Coordinator and a dedicated PR firm for 85 NH green businesses and is also a green consumer co-op for 1,600 individual members. The GA’s mission is to increase the profits of the businesses that are having the least impact on the environment and through sustainability Certification and guerilla PR coupled with “Business-to-Business” Mentoring and strength in partnership, encourage more sustainable business practices. The Green Alliance engages in effective story-telling that serves to educate and influence the public to think more about the goods and services they use and encourage encourage more sustainable choices.
  3. 3. Company Name: Bruss Construction, Inc. Year Established: 1993 Brief Bio: Michael Bruss LEED AP, quality builder, has 35 years of experience in the construction business and is the founder and president of Bruss Construction, based in Bradford, NH. He has extensive experience in green building technologies and the adaptive reuse of historic structures. Michael is very knowledgeable with the US Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification program. In 2003 Bruss constructed the FIRST LEED certified structure in the northeast for the Society for the Protection of NH Forests and recently achieved the FIRST Platinum Certification for a Single Family Residence in New Hampshire. Michael is on the Board of Directors of the NH Preservation Alliance and has participated in many panel discussions on green building technologies throughout New Hampshire. Number of Homes Built to Date: 50+ Number of Green Homes Certified: 4 Homes Certified, 5 Homes Built To Certification Standards but not certified
  4. 4. Phillips Exeter Academy Two Faculty Housing Units ~ LEED Gold Nubanusit Neighborhood & Farm First LEED Platinum Single Family Residence in New Hampshire Private Residence Built to LEED Gold Specifications
  5. 5. Company Name: Cargill Construction CO, LLC. Year Established: The original company was formed in 1971. Brief Bio: Cargill Construction is an exclusive NH custom home builder, specializing in primary and vacation homes throughout the New Hampshire. We have been building exceptional homes for over 35 years and are ready to help create your perfect NH home! Cargill Construction provides design/build services, and also works with outstanding architects, to make your New Hampshire dream home a reality.
  6. 6. Certified: Emerald award by the NAHBGB. Total of 728 points.
  7. 7. Company Name: Ridgeview Construction Year Established: 2006 Number of Homes Built to Date: 12 Number of Green Homes Certified: 2 Shane has been in the real estate and construction industry for over 15 years in management & all phases of construction and development. Shane’s passion began with woodworking, furniture building and building musical instruments. This passion translates well to the fine homebuilding industry. A degree in forestry and wildlife biology from UMASS/ Amherst gives Shane a qualified eye for ecological and environmental awareness as a home builder. This background is a benefit to Ridgeview clients at the crucial land selection and development phase of construction. Committed to continuing education in building science and sustainable construction techniques, Shane has attained the Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation from the NAHB. Shane also recently completed the coursework to become a Certified Passive House Consultant and is looking to build his first net-zero home very soon.
  8. 8. Certification: HERS Rating 57, Modeled under NGBS as Gold level