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
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
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
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.