St. Louis-based Vertegy today announced that its general manager, Thomas Taylor, was recently appointed by The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) to serve as chair of the organization's Environmental Network Steering Committee.
St. Louis-based Vertegy, an enterprise specializing in consulting services for clients seeking to develop green and sustainable facilities, today announced that its general manager, Thomas Taylor, was recently appointed by The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) to serve as chair of the organization's Environmental Network Steering Committee. Originally asked to fill a seat vacated by a former member in 2008, Taylor was officially inducted as the committee chair during the AGC's national convention on March 5 in San Diego. Taylor will serve in this capacity for three years.
As chair of the Environmental Network Steering Committee, Taylor's activities include drafting and publishing AGC's Environmental Observer newsletter; managing AGC's green building task force, which Taylor has co-chaired for several years; and creating and facilitating the environmental e-forum discussion group, as well as various task forces focused on specific environmental programs of the EPA and other government agencies. A long-time member of the AGC's St. Louis chapter, Taylor has served on the organization's Risk Management Steering Committee and the Publication Task Force. Taylor has also been instrumental in helping to create awareness of sustainable design and by raising money for several charities through the organization.
The AGC is the nation's largest and oldest construction trade association, and it works to improve the construction industry through education, promotion of new technologies and advocacy of high-quality building.
Founded in February 2005, Vertegy provides clients with design, procurement and construction consulting services for green and sustainable facilities. One of the key ways Vertegy serves clients is by helping them gain certification for their projects from various nationally and internationally recognized certification bodies, such as the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which provides LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification. Vertegy — which is derived from combining the Latin root for green and strategy — is based in St. Louis at the Platinum LEED certified Alberici headquarters. For more information, call 314.733.2666.