Verdigris Group Receives 2014 Best of Chicago Award for Real Estate Development & Consulting firms

Cutting-edge development, consulting and brokerage company Verdigris Group honored with 2014 Best of Chicago Award, 2014 Chicago Business Hall of Fame inductee.

Online PR News – 23-May-2014 – Chicago, IL – Verdigris Group has recently been honored by being selected as the winner of the prestigious 2014 Best of Chicago Award for Real Estate Development & Consulting firms by the Chicago Award Program Board of Review. As a 2013 Best of Chicago Award winner as well, this distinction has qualified Verdigris Group for the 2014 Chicago Business Hall of Fame.

"We are proud and humbled to have recently been awarded the '2014 Best of Chicago Award' from the Chicago Awards Program Board of Review recognizing the best of Chicago business" said Mr. Garratt Hasenstab, Principal and Director with Verdigris Group.

Chicago Award Program Honors the Achievement:

"Each year, the Chicago Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Chicago area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Chicago Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Chicago Award Program and data provided by third parties."

About Chicago Award Program

The Chicago Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Chicago area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Chicago Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy."

SOURCE: Chicago Award Program

Verdigris Group is a group of real estate-related entities focused on sustainability. This dynamic and award-winning organization's primary operating divisions are sustainability and green building consulting, commercial and residential property brokerage and consulting, and ultra-green, meta-efficient property development and retrofit.

Verdigris Group's award-winning development division, Verdigris Properties is focused on the sustainable critical path of real estate development, from land acquisition through completion of land and property development, in the most socially and environmentally responsible means possible. It is their policy that every property development they undertake achieves the highest possible level of LEED Certification always aiming for Platinum, ensuring that they are only pursuing projects that will stand as beacons of sustainable design and construction for the communities they are a part of.

Verdigris Group's consulting division, Verdigris Consulting is focused on guiding developers, contractors and builders toward more sustainable options for their property-related endeavors, including LEED and Energy Star certification administration services, enabling greater levels of energy efficiency, greater cost savings, and greater marketability.

Their consulting division also works directly with product manufacturers in order to guide them toward more sustainable sourcing and manufacturing processes, leading to greater product adoption in green building projects world-wide. Additionally, Verdigris Consulting works with these manufacturers to develop the specification documentation required to be counted toward credit points in the LEED rating systems, which leads to greater profitability and a greener world.

Verdigris Consulting also works with businesses, non-profits and other organizations to guide the development of sustainable enterprises, observing current practices, measuring baseline energy and resource consumption across the organization, developing tailored sustainability processes suited for the organization's unique needs and goals and implementing processes which result in more efficient, more profitable and more responsible operations.

Verdigris Group's award-winning property brokerage division, Verdigris Realty which won the 2013 Best of Chicago Award last year for commercial real estate firms, focuses on the acquisition and disposition of clients' properties, including residential, commercial, retail, industrial, raw land, health care, and other types of property. They are focused on their clients' bottom-line and provide expert advocacy and specialized, boutique brokerage services making the process for buyers and sellers a relaxed and confident experience.

Verdigris Group is a veteran National Corporate Member of the US Green Building Council, a Builder Partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Residential Energy Star Program, and a proud Certificate Holder and Partner of the Bonneville Environmental Foundation and has been a certified Carbon Neutral Corporation since 2007.