Balfour Beatty Construction Jumps to Fourth Largest in Green Construction

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Balfour Beatty Construction Jumps to Fourth Largest in Green Construction

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 10:45am

CAMPAIGN: Sustainability

CONTENT: Press Release

(3BL Media) Dallas, TX - September 18, 2012 - Balfour Beatty Construction is now ranked as one of the top five green contractors in the United States with more than $2 billion in revenue from sustainable construction projects in 2011. That is $1 billion more than the company reported in 2010.

“We saw the biggest increase in revenue in the education, healthcare and telecommunications markets,” said Tracy Browne, Balfour Beatty Construction’s Vice President of Sustainability.

The revenue growth has elevated Balfour Beatty to #4 on Engineering News-Record’s 2012 Top 100 Green Contractors list, up six spots from #10 in 2011.

Balfour Beatty Construction implemented an aggressive sustainability strategy in 2009, recognizing the economic, social, and environmental aspects of going green.

“Through that strategy, we train and develop our employees, implement innovative and leaner practices, and use material resources wisely, thus creating more value for our clients,” said Browne.

Currently, more than 400 Balfour Beatty Construction employees have professional accreditation under an environmental standard rating organization, such as LEED. 

“And we practice what we preach. Two of our own office spaces on the East Coast achieved LEED certifications in early 2012,” said Browne.

Looking to the future, Balfour Beatty Construction will be launching additional goals around sustainability by the end of the year, strengthening the momentum the business has created in this space.

“We are focused on the growing interest in net-zero design and construction, net-zero ready buildings, and energy retrofits,” said Browne.  “Energy retrofits are an important change of focus as the size of the existing building stock is far greater than and in many cases less energy efficient than new building stock.”

To read more about the 2012 Top 100 Green Contractor rankings, visit To learn more about Balfour Beatty Construction’s sustainability initiative, visit


About Balfour Beatty Construction
A leader in the U.S. commercial construction industry, Balfour Beatty Construction provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services through more than 2,400 professionals nationwide. The company has been cited as a Top 10 Green Builder by Engineering-News Record for the past three years, and as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® by FORTUNE magazine for three years in a row. The company is part of London-based Balfour Beatty plc, a global leader in professional services, construction services, support services, and infrastructure investment, with more than $18 billion in annual revenues. To learn more about the company and its subsidiary—Howard S. Wright—visit


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CAMPAIGN: Sustainability

CONTENT: Press Release