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DMW Facilities Maintenance announces promotion

BY Staff Writer

Latham, New York — DWM Facilities Maintenance announces today the promotion of Paul Meeks to executive VP of projects. Meeks was an integral part of founding DWM with his brother David and has been with the company since its inception in 1997.

In his new role, Meeks will be responsible for developing tactics to enhance project completion time as well as developing cost-savings strategies for clients. Strong interface with clients will enable Meeks to better develop tailored solutions to meet budgetary, time, and overall project requirements for clients. Meeks will continue to oversee the company’s projects department.

“We are extremely happy to announce the appointment of Paul as executive VP of projects. He has been instrumental in building DWM into a strong national facilities maintenance firm.” said Brian Whitt, COO at DWM Facilities Maintenance.

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TPG Architecture names design director, retail studio

BY Marianne Wilson

New York — TPG Architecture has promoted Nicole Varadi from senior designer to design director, retail studio.

Varadi, who joined TPG in 2011, will now take on a greater degree of leadership within the retail studio while continuing to work actively on projects. Recently, she helped lead the design of The Red Door, the award winning day spa and beauty boutique in Union Square. She is currently working with brands such as Sundance and Rent the Runway, and is playing an active role in acquiring new business for the firm.

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Stego embarks on carbon footprint project

BY Marianne Wilson

Chicago — Stego Industries, a provider of in below-slab moisture vapor protection, has launched an ambitious new company-level initiative to eliminate the carbon emissions of its business operations.

The initiative, Stego’s Carbon Footprint Project, took another step toward this goal at the American Association of Architects (AIA) National Convention in Chicago last week by purchasing carbon offsets for all of the company’s air travel in 2013 — some 115 metric tons — through the TerraPass Carbon Balanced Business Program.

“Stego has long taken bold steps to lead the construction industry onto a more sustainable path,” Stego Industries CEO Paul J. Blasdel said. “Encapsulating our sustainability efforts under the Carbon Footprint Project umbrella sends a message within our company and to our stakeholders that eliminating our carbon emissions is not a side project, it is a corporate priority.”

Stego’s commitment to a carbon-neutral future began early in the company’s history with the establishment of an executive level “green team” that convened quarterly to assess the company’s progress on sustainability issues within its company and its industry. The team’s first major step came with the installation of solar panels at the company headquarters in San Clemente, California, in 2010, which have returned more than 4.7 megawatt/hours of electricity back into the electricity grid since their installation.

A member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), Stego has also sponsored the ABC Green Home since the project’s inception in Southern California in 2011.The company offers cash incentives to employees interested in replacing their work-use personal vehicles with more fuel-efficient models.

“We owe it to our stakeholders and employees – along with their children and future generations – to find every way forward to a more sustainable future,” Blasdel said. “We are determined to lead our industry in every way and to prove that sustainability is not just good for the environment, it is good for our bottom line.”

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