Verdigris Group Wins Acclaim as Leader in Green Building & Sustainability Consulting
Verdigris Group, a Chicago-based real estate development, consulting and brokerage company with new regional offices in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, has been hard at work developing and implementing innovative sustainable strategies in the disciplines of green real estate development and sustainable organizational management, and is now receiving some noteworthy acclaim for their efforts by way of earning top rankings from publications such as the Wall St. Journal and online resources such as GreenCollarEconomy.com among others.
Verdigris Group consists of the following three primary operating divisions: Verdigris Properties, their real estate development division that is focused on advancing real estate development projects that, at a minimum, achieve the U.S. Green Building Council’s prestigious LEED Certification (LEED is the globally-recognized gold standard of green building rating systems and stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) . One of their current development projects is slated to earn LEED Gold Certification.
Verdigris Realty is the Company’s commercial and residential real estate brokerage division that proudly affirms that they are “The World’s Only Carbon Neutral Real Estate Brokerages” and backs that claim transparently with certifications held from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation since 2007. In fact, Verdigris Group as a whole, has held a certified carbon neutral status since 2007 across all operating divisions. Verdigris Realty works with builders and developers in a marketing and sales capacity, with institutional and individual property investors, and as buyer-representative and listing-broker for individual property owners.
Verdigris Consulting provides advanced strategic and technical sustainability consulting services in the areas of LEED Certification management and support and green property development, organizational sustainability, energy-efficiency and carbon-footprint management, green building product manufacturing, and product life cycle assessment / life cycle inventory, among other sustainability-related services. This division’s concentration is to provide companies with a broad range of sustainability-focused solutions, although primarily working with builders and developers, to guide them through the somewhat daunting process of LEED Certification for their projects. Verdigris Consulting also supports companies seeking to develop a greater level of sustainability within their organizations through assessing corporate carbon footprints and developing strategies and methods to work toward becoming carbon neutral companies themselves.
2010 has brought Verdigris Group a breadth of honors such as being ranked as the Top Rated Business in the categories of “LEED Consultants” as well as “Green Business Professionals” by GreenCollarEconomy.com. Verdigris Group is listed at the top of over 2,300 real estate brokers across the nation on Wall St. Journal’s Online Real Estate brokerage search tool. In addition to these credits Verdigris Group has been recognized as a Greenopia Recommended Business indicating that the company complies with the strictest of environmentally-friendly standards at the organizational level. Also, Verdigris Group earned the ranking of “Local Hero” from B-Corporation for its efforts in sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
Verdigris Group has embraced the opportunities that emerging social-networking outlets offer, which they consider as an important arrow in their green marketing quiver, enabling an expansive global reach for clients, partners and others to stay in the loop with all of their current projects, offerings, events and successes through their website and active web-presence on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other top social-media sites. To find them, simply type “Verdigris Group” into your search.
The people at Verdigris Group also contribute to green industry resources such as GreenBeanChicago.com by writing reviews of current and in-progress development projects around the city of their corporate headquarters—Chicago. Additionally, Garratt Hasenstab, Principal and Sustainability Director with Verdigris Group, is included among the top green building professionals in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Speaker Registry which allows key decision makers throughout the green building industry who have a role in shaping the built environment access to the expertise of knowledgeable and experienced green building professionals.
Already serving the Midwest Region since 2007, Verdigris Group has had a big year in 2010, expanding their national reach in opening their new Mountain-Region Office in Colorado in order to better support the booming green building and green business growth in the Rocky Mountains and beyond.
At this year’s preeminent green building conference held by the U.S. Green Building Council every November, Greenbuild 2010 (Nov. 17-19 in Chicago), Verdigris Group will be touting one of their upcoming pipeline projects, a residential multi-family project in Boulder, Colorado. Also, Verdigris Group will be “tweeting” regularly from the Conference and Expo, so tune into Verdigris Group on your preferred method of social networking to stay up-to-the-minute on all happenings at Greenbuild 2010!
“We’re very excited about this incredible year for our young company” says Garratt Hasenstab, “opening our new offices and working on a broad scope of projects has enabled us to expand our reach in the world of what we call Sustainability 2.0”, Hasenstab continues, “this success encourages us to think way outside the box regarding the implementation of cutting-edge, innovative sustainable solutions in our efforts moving forward, and in our efforts to promote and contribute to the advancement of green building and green business in the years ahead.”
For further information about Verdigris Group, visit Verdigris Group’s website at www.verdigrisgroup.com or call toll-free at (800) 805-2830.
Contact Information: Verdigris Group, Corporate Headquarters: 160 E. Grand Ave, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611 Contact: Sophie McCormick, (312) 244-3701.