Beyond the Build

Green Building

Green Building Expo comes to Birmingham

As I’ve mentioned in previous entries, green building is a growing focus for Stewart Perry’s business. While our appreciation for the land works its way into every project we take on, our own corporate campus and our recent work constructing the Ruffner Mountain Nature Center have had green interests at the very heart of the project.

That’s why when the KPS Group, our architect partner on the Ruffner project, approached us about joining sponsorship forces with them at this week’s Green Building Focus Conference and Expo, I jumped to participate. Hosting an event of this caliber was a huge honor for Birmingham and made a statement about the city’s commitment to sustainable building. It was a privilege to provide cocktails to make everyone feel more welcome at the opening night party.

We took the stage with KPS to discuss our work at Ruffner and they even let me have a few minutes to share the highlights of our LEED certified corporate campus. Many thanks to all who attended. We look forward to welcoming you back next year.

Merrill Stewart Jr.

Merrill Stewart is Founder and CEO of The Stewart/Perry Company, a commercial building contractor based in Birmingham.