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  • N E W B U S I N E S S S E C TO R S

  • Emerging Green MarketsStrategies for Electrical Contractors on LEED

    and Green Building Projects

    Emerging Green MarketsStrategies for Electrical Contractors on LEED

    and Green Building Projects

    ELECTRI InternationalThe Foundation for Electrical Construction, Inc.ELECTRI InternationalThe Foundation for Electrical Construction, Inc.

    Pennsylvania State UniversityDavid Riley, PhDMichael Horman, PhDJeffrey Park

    Pennsylvania State UniversityDavid Riley, PhDMichael Horman, PhDJeffrey Park

  • PRESIDENTS COUNSEL$1,000,000 or more

    Albert G. Wendt*Cannon & Wendt Electric Co., Arizona

    Richard W. McBride*Southern Contracting Co., California

    National Electrical Contractors Association*

    Square D/Schneider Electric

    PROGRAM GUARANTOR $500,000 or more

    The Okonite Company

    DIPLOMAT$350,000 or more

    Electrical Contractors Trust of Alameda County

    San Diego County Chapter, NECA

    REGENTS $250,000 or more

    ContractorsH.E. Buck Autrey*

    Ron AutreyMiller Electric Co., Florida

    John R. ColsonHouston, Texas

    Robert E. Doran III*Capital Electric Construction, Kansas,

    In memory of Robert E. Doran, Jr.

    Nicholas Dutto Metropolitan Electrical Construction, California

    Jerrold H. Nixon Eric F. Nixon

    Maron Electric Co., Illinois

    Chapters and Affiliates

    Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA

    Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA

    Northern Indiana Chapter, NECA

    Southeastern Michigan Chapter, NECA*

    Manufacturers

    ACCUBID

    Eaton Electrical

    Estimation

    McCormick Systems

    GOVERNORS $150,000 or more

    Contractors

    Arthur Ashley Ferndale Electric Co., Michigan

    Clyde JonesCenter Line Electric, Inc., Michigan

    Michael Lindheim*Schwartz & Lindheim, California

    Richard R. Pieper, Sr.*PPC Partners, Inc., Wisconsin

    James A. RanckJ. Ranck Electric, Inc., Michigan

    Dan Walsh United Electric Co., Inc., Kentucky

    Chapters

    Illinois Chapter, NECA*

    Kansas City Chapter, NECA

    Los Angeles County Chapter, NECA

    Northern New Jersey Chapter, NECA

    Manufacturers and Distributors

    Thomas & Betts Corporation

    Panduit Corporation

    * denotes founding member ofELECTRI21 COUNCIL (19891990)

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    E L E C T R I C o u n c i lELECTRI InternationalThe Foundation for Electrical Construction, Inc.

    As of August 15, 2007

  • FOUNDERS $100,000 or more

    Manufacturers and Distributors

    Advance Transformer/Philips Lighting

    Crescent Electric Supply Company

    Graybar

    Greenlee Textron

    Ruud Lighting

    Thomas Industries

    Utility

    San Diego Gas & Electric

    Contractors

    Ted C. AntonNewkirk Electric Associates, Inc., Michigan

    Ted N. BakerBaker Electric, Inc., California

    D. R. Rod Borden, Jr.*Tri-City Electric Co., Inc., Florida

    Daniel Bozick Daniels Electrical Construction Company, Inc.,

    California

    Larry Brookshire* Fisk Acquisition, Inc., Texas

    Jay BruceBruce & Merrilees Electric Co., Pennsylvania

    Richard L. Burns*Burns Electric Company, Inc., New York

    Brian ChristopherOregon City, Oregon

    Larry CogburnCogburn Bros. Electric, Inc., Florida

    Michael CurranRed Top Electric Company Emeryville, Inc., California,

    In honor of George T. and Mary K. Curran

    Ben DAlessandroL.K. Comstock & Co., Inc., New York

    Gene W. DennisUniversal Systems, Michigan

    Frank DiFazioDiFazio Electric, Inc., New York

    William T. Divane, Jr.Divane Bros. Electric Co., Illinois,

    In memory of William T. Divane, Sr.and Daniel J. Divane III

    FOUNDERS, CONTINUED

    Contractors

    Robert Egizii EEI Holding Corporation, Illinois

    Randy Fehlman *Gregg Electric, Inc., California

    Rex A. FerryValley Electrical Consolidated, Inc., Ohio

    Brad GilesGiles Electric Company, Inc., Florida

    Darrell GossettERMCO, Indiana

    John F. Hahn, Jr.*Peter D. Furness Electric Co., Delaware

    Michael HansonHunt Electric Corporation, Minnesota

    Eddie E. HortonDallas, Texas

    Mark A. HustonLone Star Electric, Texas

    Thomas G. IspasDaniels Electrical Construction Company, Inc.,

    California

    Donald W. Leslie, Sr.Johnson Electrical Construction Corporation, New York

    Richard J. Martin*Motor City Electric Co., Michigan

    Roy C. Martin, Jr.Triangle Electric, Michigan

    Edward C. MattoxInland Electric Corporation, Illinois

    Michael MazzeoMichael Mazzeo Electric Corp., New York

    Michael McAlisterMRM Electrical/Communications, California

    James C. Mc AteeElectric Power Equipment

    Company, Ohio

    Timothy McBride*Southern Contracting Co., California

    Edward T. McPhee, Jr.McPhee, Ltd., Connecticut

    James B. Morgan, Sr.Harrington Electric Co., Ohio

    Harvey MorrisonPritchard Electric Co., West Virginia

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  • FOUNDERS, CONTINUED

    Contractors

    Joel MorynParsons Electric Company, Minnesota

    Walter T. Parkes* OConnell Electric Co., New York

    Skip PerleyTEC-Corp/Thompson Electric Co., Iowa

    In memory of Alfred C. Thompson

    Robert L. PfeilSouth Bend, Indiana

    David PinterZwicker Electric Company, Inc., New York

    Carl J. Privitera, Sr.Mark One Electric Company, Inc., Missouri

    Dennis QuebeChapel Electric Company, Ohio

    Stephen J. Reiten* M. J. Electric, Inc., Michigan

    Frank RussellBagby & Russell Electric Co., Alabama In memory of

    Robert L. Russell

    Tim RussellR.W. Leet Electric, Inc., Michigan

    Frederic B. SargentSargent Electric Co., Pennsylvania

    Rocky SharpCarl T. Madsen, Inc., Washington

    Turner Smith* Dillard Smith Construction Co., Tennessee

    Herbert Spiegel A tribute in memory of Flora Spiegel, Corona Industrial

    Electric, California

    Greg E. Stewart Superior Group, A Division of Electrical Specialists Ohio

    Jeff ThiedeOregon Electric Construction, Oregon

    Ronald J. ToomerToomer Electrical Co., Inc., Louisiana

    Robert W. Truland Truland Systems Corporation, Virginia

    Robert J. Turner II Turner Electric Service, Inc., Michigan

    Angelo VeanesFerguson Electric Construction Co., New York

    FOUNDERS, CONTINUED

    Contractors

    Michael H. WalkerWalker Seal Companies, Virginia, In honor of Michael H.

    Walker and Frank W. Seal

    Mark WalterChristenson Electric Company, Oregon

    Brad WeirKelso-Burnett Company, Illinois

    Jack W. WelbornElectrical Corporation of America, Missouri

    David A. WitzContinental Electrical Construction Co., Illinois

    NECA Chapters and Affiliates

    ACEN NECA Monterrey (Mexico) AMERIC Foundation (Mexico)

    American Line BuildersArizona Atlanta Boston

    Canadian Electrtical Contractors AssociationCentral Indiana

    Central OhioGreater Cleveland

    Greater SacramentoGreater Toronto Electrical Contractors Association

    MichiganMilwaukee

    MinneapolisNECA ACOEO Guadalajara (Mexico)

    New York City*North Central Ohio

    Northeastern Line ConstructorsNorth FloridaNorth Texas

    Northern CaliforniaOregon-Columbia

    Oregon Pacific-CascadePenn-Del-Jersey

    San FranciscoSanta Clara Valley

    Southeastern Line ConstructorsSouth FloridaSouth Texas

    Washington, D.C.Western Pennsylvania

    West Virginia-Ohio Valley

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  • The research team would like to acknowledge the contributions of the ELECTRI Council members and staff

    who contributed to this project, and ELECTRI International for providing the financial support. Significant guid-

    ance was provided by the projects Task Force, made up of the following individuals:

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    Acknowledgements

    Stuart BinstockNECA National

    Wayne ButlerPel-Bern Electric, Inc.

    Rob ColganNECA National

    Bill FischerSquare D

    Rob GirardSquare D

    Thomas KyleKyle Electric

    Andy PorterWashington D.C. Chapter, NECA

    Jeff ThiedeOregon Electric Group

    This ELECTRI International research project has been conducted under the auspices of the Research Center.

    2007 ELECTRI InternationalThe Foundation for Electrical Construction, Inc.

    All Rights Reserved

    The material in this publication is copyright protected and may not be reproduced without the permission of

    ELECTRI International.

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    Executive Summary .....................................................................................................................................1

    Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................3

    1. What is a Green Building? An Introduction to Green Buildings and LEED..............................5The Impact of the Building Industry on the Environment ..............................................................................................5Green Building Features ..........................................................................................................................................................5High Performance Buildings....................................................................................................................................................5The Role of LEED in Green Buildings................................................................................................................................5Cost Premiums: Myth and Reality .........................................................................................................................................6Key Tensions on Gree

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