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East-Harding Construction More than Doubles “Green” Accreditations

Five East-Harding employees earn USGBC LEED designations; one earns Green Advantage certification at leading Green Building Firm

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas – June 18, 2014 – A flurry of “Green” accreditations were awarded to six employees who passed the exams for new construction last week, more than doubling the number of LEED accredited personnel and underscoring East-Harding Construction’s commitment to Sustainability and Green construction. The company, founded in 1974, focuses on serving commercial construction clients throughout Arkansas who want the highest level of craftsmanship at the most competitive price in the market. “This accomplishment on the part of Robert Adams, Michael Hansberry, Mason McBroom, Jennifer Ward, Trey Williams and Pat Booth is extraordinary, and we are very proud of each of them,” said Van Tilbury, President and CEO of East-Harding, Inc. “As a result of their efforts, 25% of East-Harding’s employees hold a Green accreditation. This is a very high percentage and one that increases our ability to deliver excellent services to our clients.”

The U.S. Green Building Council created the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System in 1993. LEED is now a nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance Green buildings. Green Advantage promotes green building education and stimulates the use of green building best practices through establishing certification standards and assessments for design and construction entities.

East-Harding, Inc. is an Arkansas-based commercial construction manager/general contractor serving clients in the K-12, higher education, medical, religious, commercial office, non-profit, retail, banking and industrial sectors. For more information about East-Harding, Inc. and green construction, please visit www.eastharding.com.