USGBC Awarded 100% LEED® Certification Status on Nine Sullivan Brothers Builders’ Homes in 2016 Ceremony.

Media Contact: Karen Travelstead
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(Left to Right): Brad Depoy (Sales Manager, Sullivan Brothers Builders), Sergio Grado (USGBC past Chair, Mitsubishi), Toner Kersting (Snyder Energy Services) Zach Gavos (General Manager, Sullivan Brothers Builders), David McLean (USGBC current Chair, Sebesta), Caroline Kostak (USGBC Secretary, GreenHouse Integration), Kapil Upadhyaya (Kirksey), and Maria Perez (USGBC Vice Chair, Gensler)

March 1, 2016 (Houston, TX) – Sullivan Brothers Builders received 100% LEED® Certification on nine homes in a ceremony held in early 2016. The builder hosted the event at their Springwoods Village model home in Harper Woods. Representatives from Sullivan Brothers Builders were on-site to receive the certifications, as well as members of the U.S. Green Building Council including Sergio Grado (Past Chair), David MacLean (Curent Chair), Maria Perez (Vice Chair), Caroline Kostak (Secretary and Green Homes Chair), and Kapil Upadhyaya (Regional Council Member).

The homes receiving certification represent the start of more than 57 registered with the program, and are designed to promote healthy, energy-efficient and water-conscious homes.  The builder’s Harper Woods project, located in Springwoods Village and a walking path away from corporate campuses for Exxon Mobil and Southwestern Energy (SWN), is on track to be the largest 100% LEED® Gold certified neighborhood in the U.S. As it stands, the family-owned Sullivan Brothers Builders is the largest LEED® residential builder in Texas. “Sullivan Brothers have 9 of 215 LEED Homes in Gulf Coast Region. This is a precious addition given that USGBC has committed to boosting sustainability efforts nationally in the 'Homes' sector,” according to Roger Platt at USGBC, Houston in 2015.

In a recent article from U.S. Green Building Council’s Texas Gulf Coast chapter, Marketing and Sales Director Karen Travelstead noted:

“Sullivan Brothers Builders has always been committed to building “green” homes, but needed a way to communicate what that meant to their clients. The group has consistently built homes using green building techniques, such as reclaimed hardwood flooring, foam insulation, PEX manifolds and drought-tolerant, indigenous landscaping. Documenting the rest of their process to meet LEED® standards wasn’t a huge leap. After the first few projects, LEED® just became part of their standard procedures.”

About Sullivan Brothers Builders

Brothers and 6th generation Galvestonians Todd, William (Billy) and John Sullivan founded Sullivan Brothers Builders by identifying in-fill opportunities and community revitalization needs in the heart of the Houston Heights. With the purchase and removal of old commercial buildings, the concept of recreating the architectural heritage of the neighborhood took root. The brothers grew the company by combining the style, attention to architectural detail and character found in historic neighborhoods along the Gulf Coast with the modern efficiencies and environmentally sound building practices that make a Sullivan Brothers Builders’ home a standout in the market. As one of the largest LEED® Certified residential builders in the U.S., SBB embraces a smaller environmental footprint in each of their homes by utilizing resources like reclaimed hardwoods, antique brick, and EnergyGuard® Foam Insulation – designed for maximum energy efficiency, noise reduction and air quality. With the addition of efficient cooling, heating and water systems, SBB homeowners are ensured an efficient, healthy home environment.