print page Our commitment to Green Building starts at home. In 1998, we made a strategic decision to build our new home incorporating Green concepts: sustainable design and LEED criteria. Our company made choices that emphasize environmentally sensitive materials, energy conservation and natural landscaping. After completing our own sustainable construction project, CG Schmidt now has the unique ability to guide clients through the process based on our own experiences.

Today, we offer all of our clients the opportunity to "go green" and use various LEED standards in their building process. We do this by intelligently managing their first cost to better position their facility for long-term energy savings. Here are just a few recent examples of projects that have used green technologies and LEED standards:

LEED Platinum Projects:
FIX Office Building - “Living Building Challenge” Carbon Footprint Metric (Beyond Leed)
Johnson Controls - LEED Platinum, Building #1 Remodel

LEED Gold Projects:
UW-Madison - South Campus Union  
Ozaukee Humane Society 
The Kohler Company Global Communications Building 

LEED Silver Projects:
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Medical Office Building 
J.F. Ahern Corporate Headquarters 
Mayfair Woods - Office Building
Monroe Clinic - Hospital Addition

LEED Certified Project:
Nicolet Area Technical College - University Transfer Center Remodeling
SPX -Waukesha Electric Systems Expansion

LEED Certifiable Projects:
School District of Brown Deer
Redeemer United Church of Christ
Milwaukee County Zoo - Education Center
GE Healthcare - New World Headquarters
CG Schmidt Corporate Headquarters

Advice for Going Green

  1. Clearly define your “wants” and “needs”. For example: air quality improvements, energy goals, use of recycled materials, “zero waste” and day lighting.
  2. Involve the whole project team from start to finish.
  3. Stay focused on the process so the project doesn’t stray off course.

LEED Checklist and Energy Management Analysis

If you are interested in a LEED Certified Building and would like a free LEED assessment of your building program, contact Mike Hoadley, one of our LEED Accredited professionals.

Mike Hoadley, PE, LEED AP

CG Schmidt and Green Building Associations

  • CG Schmidt was one of the founding members of the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance (WGBA), the only statewide organization at the time to focus on green building.
  • CG Schmidt is a member of WasteCap Wisconsin, an organization designed around reducing the volume of waste materials going to landfills in Wisconsin.
  • CG Schmidt embraces LEED, the recognized standard for the design, construction and classification of green building.