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Viridian Memphis Ranked on the MBJ List of Top Environmental Consulting Firms

mbjViridian Memphis has landed at #13 on the Memphis Business Journal’s list of Top Environmental Consulting Firms in Memphis. This list combines a variety of types of consulting services in the area. MBJ subscribers can view the list, here.

Northwest Arkansas Office Adds Three

Bryan Yates, Clay Spicer, and Ethan Six have all joined the NWA Viridian office.

Bryan has over twenty years of experience in the sustainability field. He is a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction and a Certified Commissioning Agent. Bryan will work with Viridian’s new construction energy services division as Project Manager.

Clay joined Viridian as Commissioning Specialist with over twenty years of mechanical systems and HVAC experience. Clay has a degree in Applied Science of Heating and Air Technologies from Oklahoma State University and is currently studying for the Certified Commissioning Agent Exam.

Ethan Six is a senior Mechanical Engineering student at Arkansas Tech University. He will be interning at Viridian for the spring semester as Commissioning Administrator for the energy services department.

MBJ Building Memphis Award Finalists Announced

Memphis Business Journal is proud to announce the finalists of the 5th annual Building Memphis Awards.

The Building Memphis awards honor projects that have created a community impact in the areas of investment, jobs created and potential impact on a surrounding area, and it recognizes the major players involved in the projects, including owners, developers, brokers, architects/designers, engineers, contractors and financial lenders.

All project finalists were completed or substantially completed during calendar year 2016.

Viridian projects honored as finalists in the MBJ’s 5th annual Building Memphis Awards include: Read More

Viridian Honors Clients with Land Preservation at Lorance Creek

WalkwayIn honor of a successful year in 2016, Viridian is celebrating our clients with a donation to The Nature Conservancy to purchase a plot of land at the Lorance Creek Natural Area.

This donation will allow the property to be set aside in perpetuity to help keep the waters and wildlife of the Lorance Creek healthy for generations to come.

Just minutes from downtown Little Rock, Lorance Creek winds its way through a beautiful cypress-tupelo wetland surrounded by pine and hardwood forest. Lorance Creek Natural Area welcomes visitors with a paved walking trail and a boardwalk into the wetland interior. Click here to learn more.

Viridian + Modus Studio Team Win National Architecture at Zero Competition

Piezen CourtThe Viridian + Modus Studio team has been awarded the Citation Award for the Architecture at Zero 2016 Competition. The challenge of the competition is to create a zero net energy student housing project at the San Francisco State University campus.

The competition had two components. First, entrants created an overall site plan to accommodate 784 housing units, student services, dining center, childcare facility, and parking. Entrants were encouraged to highlight any energy efficiency strategies or systems shown, especially ones that apply to a district scale. Second, entrants designed one building, in detail, to indicate zero net energy (ZNE) performance.

For the competition, Viridian teamed with Fayetteville, AR based architecture firm, Modus Studio to create Piezein Circuit.  Read More

Little Rock Office Volunteers for Street Clean Up

The Vir20161216_133956idian Little Rock office recently adopted 6th Street (from I-30 to Shall Ave) in Little Rock’s East Village through the Keep Little Rock Beautiful’s Adopt-A-Street Program. Our first official cleanup was held at the end of December. Viridian will continue to maintain the area with cleanups throughout the year.  Read More

Viridan Hires Director For Memphis Regional Office

Jane_Pate_300x300We are excited to announce that Jane Pate has joined the Viridian Memphis Regional office as Director.

Jane holds a Master of Arts degree from Duke University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Throughout her career, she has worked in communications, marketing, event and project management, and her work has won both international and local awards. Growing up on a farm in Newbern, Tennessee, early on she learned a love of our environment and to hate waste. She brings these professional skills and her personal background to her position of director for the Memphis Regional Office.

Jane will direct operations, client relations, and support April in her continuing business development efforts in West Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Angela Wisely Named to USGBC Leadership Advisory Board

300x300Angela Wisely, Senior Project Manager for the Sustainability Consulting Division and manager of Viridian’s West Coast satellite office, has been named to the USGBC Redwood Empire 2017 Market Leadership Advisory Board.

The Redwood Empire Chapter extends along the Northern California coast north of San Francisco to the Oregon border, and spans seven counties including Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte.

The Market Leadership Advisory Board is a group of strategic influencers who work with the USGBC community team to develop and implement programming that supports USGBC’s local, regional and global goals. The selected Market Leadership Advisory Board members represent diverse perspectives and sectors to grow and deepen USGBC’s relationships in Redwood Empire.

Click here to read the official news release.

 

Viridian Headquarters Earns ENERGY STAR Certification With Perfect Score

energy-star-logo1The Viridian Little Rock office has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which  signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent ofsimilar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. Viridian earned a perfect score of 100!

Commercial buildings that earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification use an average of 35 percent less energy than typical buildings and also release 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.  Viridian improved its energy performance by managing energy strategically across the entire organization and by making cost-effective improvements to its building(s). Read More

Chris Ladner Recognized at AAEA emPOWERing Arkansas Conference

Chris LadnerChris Ladner, Founding Partner of Viridian, was recognized as a finalist for the Ron Bell Advanced Energy Award during the the 5th annual Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Policy Conference, emPOWERing Arkansas.

For the first-time since its inception, the Ron Bell Advanced Energy Leadership Award had two winners: Ron Hughes and Orlo Stitt. Both men have been delivering residential advanced energy solutions to Arkansans for nearly four decades. Dr. Corbet Lamkin was also recognized as a finalist for the award. Read More