A company-wide 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.
SKOKIE, Ill. -
Tecta America announced that its Minneapolis
unit, Stock Roofing, has won the Tecta America Sustainable Operating Unit of
the Year Award. A company-wide 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, 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 jobsite and office settings related to environmental stewardship and
Tecta began the challenge by sending weekly sustainable tips
via e-mail, 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
More than half of Tecta’s operating units are making some
sustainable strides, including jobsite recycling, scrap metal, office
recycling, and offering Environmental Solutions (ES) to customers. 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 on ES.
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, jobsite 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,” said Durhman. “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.”
For more information, visit www.tectaamerica.com.