New Jersey & Company
Brendan Murray of Tekton Development Achieves LEED AP
Designation – 3/12/09
Brendan Murray, founder and president of Tekton Development Corp., has achieved the LEED accredited practitioner (AP) designation from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBQ)/Green Building Certification Institute.
The LEED AP designation was launched in February 2001 by the USGBC, the non-profit organization devoted to green building that also developed the LEED rating system for buildings. The designation distinguishes building professionals with the knowledge and skills to successfully steward the LEED certification process. LEED APs must have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles.
The LEED rating system is a voluntary, consensus-based national rating system for developing high-performance sustainable buildings. The system addresses all building types and emphasizes state-of-the-art strategies in five areas: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, material and resources selection and indoor environmental quality.
Tekton, which is based in New Brunswick, NJ, provides a broad range of services to public and private clients, from full-service general construction and management services to highly skilled site work and interior specialty services, with a specialty in green construction.
The firm is now serving as general contractor on a number of green building projects, including Richardson Lofts in downtown Newark, NJ. The Richardson Building, a 66,000-sf red brick building that was originally built as a jewelry factory in 1912, is being converted into loft-style rental apartments by Newwork Real Estate. The building will seek LEE0 Silver certification.
Another green Tekton project is an 18,000-sf office building that is now under construction at 104 Bayard St. in downtown New Brunswick, NJ. The project will also seek LEED Silver certification.