TAYLOR, Mich., April 16, 2009 — Michigan-based J.S. Vig Construction Company announced today that The City of Romulus, Milford-based General Bearing Corporation, Southfield-based Central Business Park, and Birmingham-based private equity firm Strength Capital Partners (on behalf of its portfolio companies) have signed agreements to be the latest clients for the Project Green Team business unit. J.S. Vig CEO Joseph Vig, LEED AP, made the announcement.
The Project Green team consists of LEED accredited staff and subcontractors dedicated to providing practical solutions to improve the energy efficiency, water efficiency, thermal comfort, safety, air quality and lighting quality of commercial buildings. After an audit of an organization, clients are presented with recommendations, an accompanying budget and projected paybacks on operational and capital improvements. Key staff members are then trained on how to effectively implement and maintain the program. Projects will conclude with a “green opening” to celebrate the improvements that were made, recognizing that a sustainable operation is a process, not an event.
“The response to the Project Green Team has been overwhelming,” said Vig. “We are currently in negotiations with municipalities, schools and private organizations on projects ranging in size from $25,000 to $500,000. While there is a lot of skepticism about the term ‘green,’ every building owner wants to reduce their utility bills and improve the safety and quality of their workplace environment. We have found that many cost saving measures simply involve educating the owner on how to improve the operation of their existing building systems.”
J.S. Vig is currently developing the Project Green showroom in Ann Arbor, Mich. The showroom will act as a resource center for commercial construction professionals and building owners interested in learning more about sustainable construction and property management. Scheduled to open July 2009, the showroom will support J.S. Vig’s construction operation and the Project Green Team’s work on existing buildings.
The Project Green Team meeting with Tim Keyes, director of economic development for the City of Romulus, to discuss the city’s sustainability goals.
About J.S. Vig Construction Company
Founded in 1965, Southeast Michigan-based J.S. Vig Construction Company is a full-service general contractor and construction management company. Having served more than 150 distinct clients, including many Fortune 500 companies, J.S. Vig Construction has successfully completed more than 1,500 medical, industrial, municipal, office and commercial projects throughout the United States. The company currently operates offices is Taylor, Mich. and Ann Arbor, Mich.
In 2008, J.S. Vig launched Project Green, a green building program designed to expand the company’s sustainable construction practice area and educate property owners, developers and the general public on the benefits and costs associated with going green. J.S. Vig also plans to have each member of its project management and executive staff LEED accredited by Fall 2009. For more information, visit http://www.jsvig.com.