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WSP's Commissioning Practice Wins USGBC's Best of Buildings Award

NEW YORK CITY, September 18, 2014 – WSP, the engineering design and environmental consultancy, has been named Best Commissioning Provider in the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) first annual Best of Buildings awards, announces Steve Burrows, WSP’s executive vice president and USA director of buildings.


The Best of Building Awards celebrates the year’s best products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building. Nominees and winners were selected exclusively by the members of USGBC, a vibrant and diverse community of nearly 13,000 of the world’s leading organizations invested in sustainability.  A full list of winners is available at usgbc.org. 

WSP’s commissioning practice is an outgrowth of the firm’s expertise in engineering construction, high performance building, and construction management.  WSP has dedicated commissioning professionals nationwide, who provide thorough “debugging” of building systems, from design through installation, to ensure efficient operations on an ongoing basis. 

Some of the projects on which the commissioning team has worked include MGM Mirage CityCenter in Las Vegas, including five separate LEED® certifications; NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA, LEED Platinum; multiple projects for North Shore LIJ Health System in New Hyde Park, NY, all of which must obtain a minimum of LEED Silver; Haliburton’s North Belt and Oak Park campuses in Houston, TX, with multiple projects certified or seeking LEED Gold; and the Albert Sherman Center at UMASS Medical School, LEED Gold, to name just a few.

“We have always viewed commissioning as a critical component of the engineering lifecycle, and integrate it, wherever possible, into building projects of all types,” notes Mr. Burrows.  “It’s an honor for our longstanding commitment to commissioning to be recognized by the USGBC.”

Senior vice president Paul Meyer, who heads WSP’s national commissioning practice, echoes this sentiment.  “The award means a lot to us,” he says.  “It tells us that our efforts to provide our clients with the most advanced and effective commissioning techniques have met with success.” 

About the U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council  is a non-profit that is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org, explore the Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG) and connect on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About WSP in the USA

Headquartered in New York City, WSP in the USA has more than 1,250 staff members in 32 offices across the U.S. Globally, WSP is a leading engineering design and environmental consultancy with approximately 17,500 employees working in more than 300 offices spanning 30 countries.  For more information, please see www.wspgroup.com/usa.


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