Hurst Mechanical of Belmont, Mich., and T.H. Eifert Mechanical Contractors of Lansing, Mich., are the latest contractors to be awarded the MSCA GreenStar designation.
Service Contractors of America announced that the companies earned the
GreenStar distinction by successfully demonstrating a commitment to
environmental stewardship throughout their entire organization and meeting
numerous other requirements.
MSCA officials said that the
GreenStar designation is evidence that the contracting companies possess the
skills and expertise necessary to deliver energy-efficient, cost-effective
indoor environmental solutions to meet customers’ needs and ensure tenant
safety, health and comfort.
MSCA GreenStar has been
recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council as the first contractor group to
establish this type of program. USGBC president, CEO and founder Richard
Fedrizzi has commended MSCA for the creation of GreenStar and for demonstrating
leadership and stewardship within the HVAC industry.
Eifert Plumbing and Heating, and Hurst Mechanical join W.E. Bowers as great
examples of forward-thinking stewards of the environment,” said MSCA Executive
Director Barbara Dolim. “We are so proud that our members are on the forefront
of this green movement and understand the importance of environmental
Established in 1975 as T.H. Eifert Plumbing
and Heating, T.H. Eifert Mechanical Contractors became an MSCA Star company in
Hurst Mechanical became an MSCA Star in August
2004. MSCA board of managers Chairman Russ Borst is vice president of service
at the company.
“Being a GreenStar is a natural progression
for us,” Borst said. “We have been seeking ways to be leaders in sustainability
from the beginning. GreenStar status is evidence to our customers that we are
To qualify for MSCA GreenStar, a contractor must
first qualify as an MSCA Star contractor. MSCA Star recognizes contractors who
meet or exceed operating and training standards set by MSCA. In addition, to
become a GreenStar, an MSCA Star contractor must employ at least one Leadership
in Energy and Environmental Design-accredited professional and be a member of
the USGBC, either with a local chapter or the national organization.
companies must also verify that at least 25 percent of employees have
participated in a green training or education program. Contractors also need to
demonstrate that they promote environmental responsibility by offering specific
sustainable services and recommending green procedures and equipment, as well
as establish an internal commitment to green by attaining LEED certification
and participating in LEED projects.
are reviewed and approved by a third-party independent company.
MSCA announces new GreenStar companies
October 1, 2008