MSCA recognizes top green contractors

MSCA GreenStar promotes environmental leadership among MSCA STAR contractors

06/10/2008


The Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA), Rockville, Md., has introduced a new GreenStar certification program recognizing MSCA STAR contractors who have shown exceptional commitment to environmental stewardship.

MSCA GreenStar , recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council , is a special certification available only to MSCA STAR contractors committed to promoting environmentally conscious service.

In order to attain GreenStar status, contractors must demonstrate they have the proven skills and expertise necessary to deliver energy-efficient and cost-effective indoor environmental solutions to meet customer needs and ensure tenant health, safety, and satisfaction.

To become an MSCA GreenStar, an MSCA STAR contractor must:
* Employ at least one LEED Accredited Professional
* Be a member of the USGBC either with a local chapter or the national organization
* Verify that at least 25% of their total employees have participated in a green training or education program
* Demonstrate that they promote environmental responsibility by offering specific sustainable services and recommending green procedures and equipment
* Establish an internal commitment to green by attaining LEED certification, of any type, for their building, or by developing an internal "green policy"
* Have participated as part of a project team with a LEED EB or LEED NC registered project within the past three years

There are presently 92 MSCA STAR qualified contractors nationwide. To become an MSCA STAR company, an MSCA contractor must meet a wide range of criteria, including maintaining a superior safety record, offering outstanding customer service, and strict adherence to ongoing continuing education and training for all of their employees.





Product of the Year
Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
40 Under Forty: Get Recognized
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
MEP Giants Program
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
July 2018
Integrating electrical and HVAC systems, emerging trends in fire, life safety, ASHRAE 90.4
June 2018
Chilled-water system design, NFPA 99, Grounded power supply systems
May 2018
40 Under 40 winners, fire and life safety, performance-based designs, and more
Data Centers: Impacts of Climate and Cooling Technology
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
Safety First: Arc Flash 101
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
Critical Power: Hospital Electrical Systems
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
Data Center Design
Data centers, data closets, edge and cloud computing, co-location facilities, and similar topics are among the fastest-changing in the industry.
click me