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Scott + Reid Completes Green Renovation for Energy Future Holdings’ Dallas Headquarters October 2009

Scott + Reid General Contractors recently completed a "green" renovation for Energy Future Holdings' downtown Dallas headquarters. This project has applied for a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) CI-Gold Certification and is anticipated to be the first of its kind for an interior project completed in a commercial high-rise office building in Texas.

"Scott + Reid was proud to partner with Energy Future Holdings to make their corporate offices sustainable and environmentally friendly," said Daniel Kearns, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Scott + Reid. "This project is worthy of LEED CI-Gold Certification, and will further establish Scott + Reid's approach to custom design and construction."

"Environmental leadership is a priority for Energy Future Holdings," said Bob Keith, Director of Facility and Building Services for Energy Future Holdings. "Working with Scott + Reid to transform our workspace has helped us embrace our commitment to environmental stewardship in new and exciting ways."

Scott + Reid restored approximately 150,000 square feet of Energy Future Holdings' office space using recycled and harvested materials for the building's structural and decorative elements. All unused materials were recycled or donated for other projects. The redesigned floors are also built to be incredibly energy efficient, with each floor fully utilizing available natural sunlight.

Unique finishes in the space included recycled ceiling tile, triangle wall features created from demolished doors, reclaimed wood floors and fabric-wrapped Eurospan ceilings.

LEED-certified offices are constructed or refitted using a suite of standards developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for environmentally sustainable construction. LEED offices use key resources more efficiently compared to conventional spaces, and provide employees with healthier work environments.

The Green Machine

Scott + Reid is committed to the ever-increasing demands related to environmental issues, building sustainability and clients' desires to achieve LEED certification on their construction projects.

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To assist in this effort, Scott + Reid has encouraged all of its project managers, assistants and superintendents to become Green Advantage Certified. This gives clients an advantage because having a Green Advantage construction team can qualify for one LEED Innovation Credit, which helps the project reach its overall goal of LEED certification.

Currently, 90 percent of Scott + Reid's project managers, assistants and superintendents are Green Advantage Certified-rated. In addition to being recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council, Scott + Reid has three project mangers who have achieved their LEED Professional Accreditation, and even employs a full-time LEED Consultant.

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John Krieg

Project Superintendent

John joined the Scott + Reid team in March 2003 as a Project Superintendent and is responsible for coordinating all on-site activities, including material procurement, management and execution of change orders and maintaining tenant comfort. He also works to ensure that all projects comply with all local, state and federal building codes.

John has more than 25 years of experience in the professional construction services industry, specializing in high-end, fast-paced, multi-floor projects. He has been involved in all aspects of the construction process, including structural and interior development, and renovation and restoration programs.

John's client list includes, but is not limited to, the following: TXU, Energy Future Holdings, Dean Foods, EnCana Oil, Atmos Energy, and Capgemini.