Neyer Properties was named recipient of the 2009 Go Green Challenge Award recently for its dedication to living, working and being green at the annual Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District’s Recycling Awards breakfast held at the Mill Race Lodge at Winton Woods.
The Evanston-headquartered real estate investment, land development and commercial development company was one of 13 companies, communities or schools lauded for recycling efforts.
Neyer Properties recycled approximately 20 million pounds of materials at its developments and construction project sites in Hamilton and Butler County in 2008 and 2009.
“We currently have the only LEED-certified office and medical buildings available for lease in the tri-state,” said Dan Neyer, company president. “Right now we may be on the vanguard locally in green building, but eventually all new construction will be green– it saves money, the environment and natural resources.”
“When Neyer Properties took the Go Green Challenge in January 2008, they jumped in with both feet,” said Holly Christmann, program manager at the Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District. “Since that time they have been avid supporters of this initiative by hosting and leading one of the popular Go Green Challenge networking luncheons at their LEED Silver Keystone Parke office building. They are recognized within their industry as a leader in the green building movement.”
She also said Neyer Properties is a significant sponsor of professional education forums, both with its resources and technical expertise.
The Go Green Challenge initiative was formed in 2007 by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Christ Hospital, and the University of Cincinnati, with the help of Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and the Hamilton County Solid Waste District. About 145 businesses, communities and organizations since then have pledged to reduce their environmental footprints by recycling.
The program’s mission is to raise awareness, exchange ideas, and share knowledge regarding practices that reduce environmental impact, said Christmann.
Neyer Properties publishes a monthly electronic newsletter focused on green property development and hosts on its Web site an entertaining, educational video illustrating what makes a LEED-certified building green, and its benefits to a tenant.
The video and electronic newsletter can be viewed at www.neyer1.com/green.