Solid Green Companies in conjunction with their preferred building partner Silverton homes has begun construction of a new custom home in Steiner Ranch just west of Austin. This is the first of two homes to begin construction over the next month. Please check back for progress updates.

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Solid Green Systems is announcing the launch of their patented technology: a wall and roof system based on a foam insulated panel manufactured from expanded polystyrene (EPS), a byproduct generated in the refining of crude oil. When combined with light-gauge metal framing, the EPS adds rigidity in the exterior walls and roof. The resulting patented system provides superior insulation, vapor barrier and sound barrier while reducing air infiltration to result in unparalleled energy efficiency.

David Carolan, Founder and President of Solid Green Systems believes their building system will help meet the growing demand for green and energy efficient structures “As the alternative building market grows at 30% or greater annually, we have invested in a process that allows us to integrate our panels with other technologies to provide a solid, sustainable and smart building solution while being as cost effective for construction as traditional building systems.”According to Carolan, “The panel system provides a sustainable and competitive building system. Increased demand for energy and alternatives continues to drive the need for design and innovation. The system benefits include:

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Solid Green Systems Among 13 Companies Up for the Intel Environmental Responsibility and Sustainability Award

It’s been a busy third quarter at Solid Green Companies — with new building projects launching, new partnerships forming, and our Founder’s appointment to the Board of the Net-Zero Energy Council. Plus, we recently learned that we have been nominated for a Greater Austin Business Award sponsored by the Austin Chamber of Commerce.

Solid Green Companies is up for an Intel Environmental Responsibility and Sustainability Award. This award is for any organization in any industry that demonstrates an alignment with clean energy or clean technology practices. It is one of nine categories of business awards. Solid Green Companies is one of 13 businesses up for an award in this category.

Intel Environmental Responsibility & Sustainability Award

  1. Banyan Water Inc
  2. CLEAN AIR Force of Central Texas
  3. Compost Pedallers
  4. Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance
  5. Solid Green Systems
  6. car2go
  7. incenergy
  8. MHD Enterprises
  9. AMD
  10. Green Mountain Energy Company
  11. HID Global
  12. Rackspace
  13. TG

The Austin Chamber received 430 nominations for all of the Business Awards. Of those submissions, 100 finalists were narrowed down in the 13 categories.

“The Austin Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize businesses in our community who are leading the way in diversity, innovation, and prosperity for the Central Texas economy,” said Phyllis Snodgrass, Chief Operating Officer, Austin Chamber of Commerce. “We are impressed with our finalists and look forward to honoring our winners in August.”

“We are honored to be a finalist for the environmental award,” said David Carolan, Founder and CEO of Solid Green Companies. “It’s wonderful to be included among other companies in Austin dedicated to issues we believe are essential to quality of life on our planet, environmental responsibility and sustainability. It’s encouraging to find so many other companies working toward a better world for everyone.”

Winners for each category will be announced at the 2014 Greater Austin Business Awards ceremony, which will be held Wednesday, August 27 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton Austin.

See the full slate of award nominees here.

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