Turner Construction Company's Chief Sustainability Officer Michael Deane Awarded LEED Fellow Designation

LEED Fellows represent green building industry's Most accomplished professionals

14 Nov, 2013, 16:25 ET from Turner Construction Company

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company is pleased to announce the U.S. Green Building Council today named Chief Sustainability Officer Michael Deane to the 2013 class of LEED Fellows.  The LEED Fellow Program is the green building industry's most prestigious professional designation.  The LEED Fellow designation recognizes exceptional contributions to green building and significant professional achievement within the rapidly growing community of LEED Professionals.

Deane was among 51 of the world's most distinguished green building professionals to be selected this year as LEED Fellows through a peer nomination and portfolio review process.  Deane's LEED AP BD+C credential, 13 years of green building experience, and extensive portfolio of LEED projects comprise a few of his outstanding qualifications. 

"We are thrilled to present these highly accomplished individuals with the LEED Fellow designation," said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, USGBC.  "The Fellows are some of the leading innovators and vanguards of the green building movement, and their bodies of work strongly underscore their commitment to LEED and a sustainable built environment."

Deane leads Turner Construction Company's green building and sustainability efforts. During his tenure, Turner has completed more than 300 LEED Certified projects comprising 69 million square feet of space with a construction value of $18 billion; initiated a LEED and green training program which is largely responsible for the dramatic increase in the number of LEED professionals on staff from 42 to more than 1,400; and developed a construction waste tracking system that has documented the diversion of more than 1.8 million tons of waste from landfills since 2005. Turner has been named the number one green builder in the United States by Engineering News-Record each year since 2006, and has been awarded a Climate Leadership Award by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Michael Deane will be recognized with the rest of the 2013 LEED Fellow class at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia this month.  For more information on the LEED Fellow program, please visit usgbc.org/leed/credentials/leed-fellow/.

About Turner Construction Company
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company.  Founded in 1902, Turner first made its mark on the industry pioneering the use of steel-reinforced concrete for general building, which enabled the company to deliver safer, stronger, and more efficient buildings to clients. The company continues to embrace emerging technologies and offers an increasingly diverse set of services.

With an annual construction volume of $9 billion, Turner is the largest builder in the United States, ranking first in the major market segments of the building construction field, including healthcare, education, sports, commercial, and green building. The firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, a publicly traded company, and one of the world's leading international construction service providers. For more information please visit www.turnerconstruction.com.

HOCHTIEF is one of the most international construction groups worldwide. The company delivers complex infrastructure projects, in some cases on the basis of concession models. The Group operates in the transportation infrastructure, energy infrastructure and social/urban infrastructure segments as well as in the contract mining business. With nearly 80,000 employees and a sales volume of more than EUR 25 billion in FY 2012, HOCHTIEF is represented in all the world's major markets. With its subsidiary Leighton, the Group is market leader in Australia. In the USA, the biggest construction market in the world, HOCHTIEF is the No. 1 general builder via its subsidiary Turner and, with Group company Flatiron, ranks among the most important players in the field of transportation infrastructure construction. Because of its engagement for sustainability, HOCHTIEF has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2006. Further information is available at www.hochtief.com/press.

SOURCE Turner Construction Company