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EMCOR Group Awarded New Green Projects

EMCOR Group, Inc, a Fortune 500 leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses globally, has recently been awarded a number of contracts for "green" projects, providing environmentally responsible and sustainable development and construction services for clients across the country. These projects, which range from buildings to water treatment plants to municipal facilities and utilities, signal an ever-growing demand in the public and private sectors for high performance, green facility environments.

EMCOR's significant role in the area of sustainable facilities has recently been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). They have commended EMCOR Facilities Services (EFS) as the first facilities services company in the Mid-Atlantic region to enroll in the EPA's Resource Conservation Challenge, a national initiative that encourages companies to conserve natural resources and energy by managing materials more efficiently. As part of its participation in the EPA's program EFS is developing a comprehensive mercury recycling program for the region that can serve as a model for other companies, including those within the property management sector, across the nation.

"With LEED(R) (Leadership in Energy Environmental Design) professionally accredited personnel coast to coast throughout the entire EMCOR system, we're uniquely positioned to serve the ever-increasing market demand for sustainable facilities. Part of the heritage of EMCOR, 'green' intrinsically involves disciplines in the areas of our core businesses; 75% of the U. S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED certification points are addressed by the type of construction and facilities services that we perform every day", said Frank T. MacInnis, Chairman and CEO of EMCOR.

Throughout its history, EMCOR has been a leader in environmental stewardship, providing businesses and facilities in all sectors with sustainable development, construction and maintenance services. This commitment to green was further solidified in 2005 when EMCOR began a Company-wide process of LEED accreditation under the guidelines of the USGBC's LEED professional accreditation program, which is considered the gold standard in environmentally-friendly building and design.

"EMCOR is providing a wide range of clients with the green solutions that can help them work more efficiently and effectively while meeting or surpassing local, state, and federal environmental laws and codes. When businesses need these kind of services, they are turning to us and the expertise we possess within EMCOR Green Solutions," stated Mr. MacInnis.

"We can safely say that green building is no longer a fad, but an increasingly important way of doing business. In fact, there are several indicators that green building is becoming a business standard for the design and construction industry," stated Mr. Harvey M. Bernstein, Vice President, Industry Analytics and Alliances, for McGraw-Hill Construction. "By far, the top ranked business reason for involvement in green buildings is the decrease in operating costs of 8% - 9%. As such, this is a key driver identified by our extensive research and market review published in our landmark "2006 Green Building SmartMarket Report", which also indicates projected growth that translates to a green building market valued between $10.2 - $20.5 billion in 2010.

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