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Saunders Construction, Inc., Named a Top 100 Green Contractor by Engineering News-Record

Centennial, Colo., October 26, 2015 -- Saunders Construction, Inc., has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading contractors in sustainable building, making its second consecutive appearance on Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Top 100 Green Contractors. Saunders’ ranking showcases the company’s commitment to its local community through environmentally conscientious construction methods. Accompanied by general contractors with offices and projects located throughout the U.S., Saunders made the list based solely on its projects in the State of Colorado.

As one of only three Colorado-based general contractors to make the list, Saunders moved up eight spots from last year, coming in at No. 51. The Top 100 generated $48.71 billion in contracting revenue in 2014 from projects registered with and/or actively seeking certification from sustainable design and construction-based third-party ratings groups, such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

“Sustainable business practices, as a whole, continue to be one of our company’s critical priorities,” said Greg Schmidt, president and CEO of Saunders. “To be honored as one of the nation’s Top 100 Green Contractors means we’re moving in the right direction in terms of internal investment and external operations — minimizing our impact on the environments in which we work in the process.”

Saunders’ firm-wide commitment to construction sustainability is evident from its nearly 65 LEED accredited employees and 45 LEED certified projects. Saunders’ projects, including One City Block Residences and the University of Colorado Denver Academic Building 1, contributed to the ranking.

For the past five years, Saunders has released a Corporate Social Responsibility Report — one of very few general contractors to do so. The annual report documents company initiatives such as waste diversion programs, carbon footprint metering, employee-driven philanthropic events, expanded internal training opportunities and much more.

About Saunders Construction, Inc.

Saunders Construction, Inc. serves the commercial building industry as a full-service general contractor and construction manager.  A leader in the Colorado construction industry since its inception in 1972, Saunders’ experience includes a wide range of project types. Saunders is one of the region’s largest general contractors and is the recipient of more than 100 industry awards for its construction excellence, employee achievements and community contributions.  In addition, Saunders is a member of the Citadel Group – an alliance of nine regional construction-related companies with operations in 19 cities. For additional information, please visit