RDG Planning & Design Ranked as a Top 100 Green Design Firm

Des Moines, IA June 24, 2008 – McGraw-Hill Construction’s Engineering News-Record (ENR) has published its first-ever Top Green Design Firms survey. Companies are ranked based on 2007 design revenue from projects registered with or certified by third-party ratings groups under objective environmental or sustainable design standards, such as the Green Building Initiative or the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.
RDG Planning & Design is excited to announce making the list.

For complete listing see http://enr.construction.com/people/topLists/GreenDesign/topGreenDesign_1-50.asp
“The Market for sustainable design has passed a tipping point and is rapidly becoming main stream. ENR’s top Green Design Firms bypasses “green-washing” hype to objectively measure the market based on standards and 2007 financial data. Cumulatively, the firms on this list generated $1.74 billion in revenue from green projects in 2007: $1.62 billion in the U.S., and $121.2 million abroad.”
RDG Planning & Design is a leader in sustainable design practices, the only Iowa firm on ENR’s Top 100 list, and one of the early founding members of US Green Building Council (USGBC). RDG is a unique multi-disciplinary design firm that is practicing an integrated sustainable design approach on all projects. Our team of multi-disciplinary LEED Accredited professionals infuses sustainability into how we design, how we do business and how we live and contribute in our communities. We have deliberately gathered a unique blend of knowledge and talent in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, hydrology, engineering, lighting design, interior design, community planning, and art. With this unique breadth of resources, we can more effectively solve problems with a restorative, sustainable approach.

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