Kullman Joins USGBC to Become a Greener Company

By Anuradha Kher, Online News EditorLebanon, N.J.–In an effort to enhance the company’s sustainable building practices, Kullman has recently became a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).“Offsite construction and the green movement are natural partners,” says Avi Telyas, CEO of Kullman, a Lebanon, N.J.-based offsite builder of permanent steel and concrete multi-story buildings. “Together they offer an efficient path to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification without compromising on design. Given this, we believe it’s our responsibility to be stewards in the green movement by educating the industry on the benefits of offsite construction and promoting its advantages for green building.”Offsite construction causes minimal disruption to the project site’s environment, reduces traffic to the site and eliminates waste, and contributes to cleaner air, water and soil. According to a recently published white paper prepared by the Modular Building Institute and titled Modular Building and the USGBC’s LEED, “modular building offers significant opportunities for environmental stewardship, economic opportunity, LEED certification and market penetration in this area.” Additionally, it notes that offsite construction is eco-friendly in seven areas, including: less material waste, less material exposure to inclement weather, less project site disturbance, safer construction, flexibility, adaptability and building to code in less time.(Photo Caption: Kullman’s student residences at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa.)