Green Building

LEED AP and LEED Green Associates at JMA:

The U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) comprehensive rating system, has evolved into the industry standard for green construction. JMA has four LEED-certified professionals on board. Tom Fruiht, LEED AP and Thomas Anderson, LEED Green Associate, CGBP are estimators / project managers. Jesse Malone, LEED AP BD+C, and Fritz Wisor, LEED AP are superintendents.

Fruiht, Malone and Wisor have earned LEED AP accreditation by successfully completing the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design examination for Accredited Professionals. An LEED credential provides assurances of an individual’s level of competence and signifies the most qualified, educated, and influential green building professionals in the industry. Anderson’s LEED Green Associate certification indicates his general knowledge of green building practices and ability to support others working on LEED projects.

The LEED AP BD+C credential provides a standard for professionals participating in the design and construction phases of high-performance, healthful, durable, affordable and environmentally sound commercial, institutional, and high-rise residential buildings.

CGBP at JMA:

In addition to Thomas Anderson, senior project manager Andrew Supinger has earned a Green Building Professional Certificate. As builders, the Certified Green Building Professional status means Supinger and Anderson have a greater knowledge of green building principles, including those required for all new residential construction in Sonoma County and the city of Santa Rosa. The GreenPoint system is for residences only and a home is graded on five categories: resource conservation, indoor air quality, water conservation, community, and energy efficiency.

CESSWI+QSP at JMA:

JMA superintendent Dave Bartle possesses CESSWI certification. CESSWI-QSP stands for Certified Erosion, Sediment, and Storm Water Inspector. QSP Stands for Qualified SWPPP Practitioner. The CESSWI program confirms the ethical and technical competence of practitioners, promotes clean water and environmental stewardship, and establishes rigorous, peer-reviewed standards.

Environmental Stewardship

Every JMA project, whether the goal is green building certification or not, incorporates environmentally sound practices:

Site Management

  • Measure job site construction & demolition waste. Achieve high waste diversion rates.
  • Donate unused materials.
  • Protect native soil and waterways.
  • Define construction area to minimize disruption of existing plants and trees.
  • Implement construction site erosion and stormwater control practices.

Indoor air quality management

  • Establish effective protection of mechanical equipment and duct filtration.
  • Establish indoor air quality standards during construction. Minimize airborne pollutants. Avoid toxic or off-gassing construction materials.
  • Maximize use of no- or low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) materials and products.
  • Minimize moisture and protect onsite stored materials and installed materials from moisture.
  • Provide a building flush-out prior to completion.

Subcontractor management

  • Oversee materials management.
  • Oversee activities management.
  • Oversee documentation of VOC products.
  • Design and Documentation Support

In addition, we can assist architects and clients in their green/sustainable building design efforts in the following ways:

  • Research and verify green materials and products.
  • Assemble and maintain records necessary to document a building’s compliance with CALGreen andLEED requirements.
  • Execute new construction methods per specifications, at a reasonable cost.
  • Achieve high waste diversion rates.
  • Share knowledge of the numerous materials that are rapidly renewable, contain recycled content and emit low-level or no VOCs.
  • Recommend high-efficiency equipment and lighting to meet or exceed Title 24 requirements.
  • Assist project teams in identifying ways to reach a project’s CALGreen and LEED goals.

The following websites are local and national resources for information on sustainable (green) building:

California Integrated Waste Management Board
US Green Building Council
US EPA Green Building
Natural Resources Defense Council
Forest Stewardship Council
City of Santa Rosa Build It Green Program
Build It Green
Sonoma County Waste Management
North Coast Builders Exchange Green Building Resource