Tecta America announced that its Minneapolis unit, Stock Roofing, has won the Tecta America Sustainable Operating Unit of the Year Award.
SKOKIE, Ill. – Tecta America announced that its
unit, Stock Roofing, has won the Tecta America Sustainable Operating Unit of the
initiative which included 47 operating units vying for the title, this is the
first year the award has been presented and included an across-the-board
assessment of all environmental practices in determining a winner. In addition
to its other qualifications for top honors, Stock also installed the green roof
on the Target
Center last year. Tecta
America Magco Inc., located outside of Baltimore, Md., took honorable mention.
“We bid and work on squares and acres of roofing across the country every
day, and we recognize our large impact on the environment, our ‘Roof Print,”’
said Tecta Green Roof Manager, Angie Durhman. “Our goal was to evaluate job site
and office settings related to environmental stewardship and cost savings.”
The challenge allowed Tecta to collect baseline data and find ways to
evaluate and make improvements where it mattered most -- on their bottom line.
Tecta began the challenge by sending weekly sustainable tips via email, which
could be easily implemented within each operating unit. Tecta then developed a
sustainability scorecard designed to be a snapshot of the operating unit’s
performance as a whole, and began to calculate their environmental
Member units that participated were ranked from categories of “doing a
little something” to “Lean Green Machine” and more than 85 percent of the units
participated in the challenge.
More than half of Tecta’s operating units are making some sustainable
strides, including job site recycling, scrap metal, office recycling, and
offering Environmental Solutions (ES) to customers. Even more are “Walking the
Talk” like Tecta America Sacramento Inc., which, in addition to documenting
recycling efforts, has a dedicated sustainability coordinator, uses
environmentally friendly marketing materials, categorically tracks ES bids and
jobs, offers ES value to every customer, and has sold at least 5 percent revenue
Outstanding operating units also have ES roofs, LEED AP, consistently
sell 5 percent revenue on ES, and have sought innovation points in local
recycling efforts, job site recycling, sustainable landscaping, programmable
thermostats, carpooling, use of ES webinars, and light sensors throughout the
building, among other sustainable efforts.
“The scores were extremely close,” Durhman said. “It was our first year
of collecting this information, and we hope the scorecard will serve as a
benchmark to achieve higher goals for our units next year.”