Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (CMPBS) Recognized for Exceptional Sustainability Efforts - CMPBS Awarded “Best Overall” by Austin Green Business Leaders Program

AUSTIN, TX (August 30, 2013) – The Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (CMPBS) was awarded “Best Overall” for innovation excellence by the City of Austin’s Green Business Leaders program. Eight other local businesses were honored for their achievements as well.

Launched in April of 2012 by the City’s Office of Sustainability, the Austin Green Business Leaders program has had more than 285 businesses download the scorecard to become a member. The program has recognized a total of 104 businesses, 14 at Silver, 38 at Gold, and 51 at the Platinum level.

The central tool of the program is the green business scorecard, which helps businesses assess and enhance the sustainability of their operations. CMPBS received Platinum level recognition for attaining 125 out of the scorecard’s 150 points in business practices in seven areas of sustainability: communications, energy, water, resource management, transportation, community stewardship, and a healthy work environment.

“We are honored to have received the title of ‘Best Overall’ and congratulate the other winners for their sustainability achievements,” noted CMPBS Co-Directors Pliny Fisk III and Gail Vittori. “We encourage Austin businesses to get involved with the Austin Green Business Leaders program and build sustainable practices that will promote healthy environments, steward natural resources, and support Austin’s resilience and economic vitality.”

In its 38 year history, CMPBS’ focus on prototypes, protocols, and policies has manifested in multiple projects in Austin, including the conceptual framework for the Austin Green Building Program and LEED consulting for Block 21, Mueller redevelopment, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, new Austin Central Library, and many other notable green projects throughout the City. Each month CMPBS invites the community to its facilities for an Open House where visitors tour the many demonstration projects, including the Advanced Green Builder Demonstration Building.

From left: Co-Director Gail Vittori, City of Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Co-Director Pliny Fisk, and Sustainability Associate/Administrative Director Elena Carey at the 2013 Austin Green Business Leaders Recognition Event at City Hall From left: Co-Director Gail Vittori, City of Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Co-Director Pliny Fisk, and Sustainability Associate/Administrative Director Elena Carey at the 2013 Austin Green Business Leaders Recognition Event at City Hall
From left: Environmental Program Coordinator Marc Coudert, Co-Director Gail Vittori, Co-Director Pliny Fisk, and Chief Sustainability Officer Lucia Athens at City Hall after CMPBS received the 2013 Austin Green Business Leaders "Best Overall" Award From left: Environmental Program Coordinator Marc Coudert, Co-Director Gail Vittori, Co-Director Pliny Fisk, and Chief Sustainability Officer Lucia Athens at City Hall after CMPBS received the 2013 Austin Green Business Leaders "Best Overall" Award
Co-Directors Gail Vittori and Pliny Fisk (2nd and 3rd from right) stand with the other Austin Green Business Leader Award recipients at the 2013 Recognition Event Co-Directors Gail Vittori and Pliny Fisk (2nd and 3rd from right) stand with the other Austin Green Business Leader Award recipients at the 2013 Recognition Event at City Hall

 

All photos courtesy of City of Austin Office of Sustainability.