To begin with, JGPCO is a founding member of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council [“DVGBC” (www.dvgbc.org)], an affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council (www.usgbc.org). The councils are not-for-profit organizations that certify sustainable businesses, homes, hospitals, schools, and neighborhoods. As members of the DVGBC we support and develop sustainable alternatives and efficiencies in both design and construction.
Three of our project managers and superintendents, Eric Mitman (Project Manager), Mark Waddell (Project Manager) and Shawn Haggerty (Field Superintendent) are currently “Green Advantage Certified.” Green Advantage® is an environmental certification for building-related practitioners. Certified individuals have successfully passed the Green Advantage® Certification Exam demonstrating knowledge of current green building principles, materials, and techniques. You can learn more about Green Advantage® by visiting their website at www.greenadvantage.org.
Mark Waddell has also received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Professional Accreditation and Jim Vozar is presently undertaking studies toward receiving the accreditation. In addition, Mr. Waddell’s past experience includes a 44,000 square foot Science Building addition for Muhlenberg College (Allentown, Pennsylvania) that obtained a Silver LEED rating.
JGPCO is prepared to assist you in identifying all the options and their related costs. We will provide life cycle analysis alternatives (initial costs versus long-term maintenance and operational costs), from simple components such as roofing materials to complex mechanical systems.
At JGPCO we see outstanding prospects for buildings that are superior in energy efficiency, provide a healthier indoor environment, utilize recycled materials and more. We look forward to the opportunity of showing you how we can help make green building work for you.