ANN ARBOR, Mich., January 29, 2008 — Southeast Mich.-based J.S. Vig Construction Company, a full-service general contractor and construction management company, announced today that it has joined the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The announcement was made by J.S. Vig CEO Joseph Vig, LEED AP.
Founded in 1993, the USGBC is a nonprofit trade organization committed to expanding sustainable building practices. Its membership is composed of 15,000 organizations from across the building industry that are working to advance structures that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. The USGBC also developed the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System for use in developing high-performance, sustainable buildings.
“The USGBC is the preeminent authority on green building best practices,” said Vig. “By aligning ourselves with such a respected organization, we will be able to tap into the state-of-the-art programs and resources available to USGBC members and expand the services we offer to architects and project owners who are interested in learning more about sustainable construction.”
J.S. Vig recently announced the opening of a new office based in Ann Arbor, Mich. that will serve as the headquarters for Project Green, a green building resource center 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 green building.
About J.S. Vig Construction Company
Founded in 1965, Southeast Mich.-based J.S. Vig Construction Company is a full-service general contractor and construction management company. Having served over 150 distinct clients, including many Fortune 500 companies, J.S. Vig Construction has successfully completed over 1,500 medical, industrial, municipal, office and commercial projects throughout the United States. J.S. Vig 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 green building. 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 www.jsvig.com.