For Immediate Release
October 1, 2009

W.J. O'Neil Company Achieves National Designation for Environmental Excellence

Company One of Only 29 MSCA GreenStars in the Country

Livonia, MI — The Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA) announced that The W.J. O'Neil Company has been awarded the MSCA GreenStar designation, which recognizes MSCA STAR qualified contractors who have met stringent guidelines for environmental responsibility throughout their companies. MSCA is the nation's leading trade association for air conditioning, heating and refrigeration contractors with over 1,400 members across the United States and Canada.

MSCA GreenStar was created by MSCA to recognize mechanical service contractors who have developed the skills and expertise necessary to deliver energy-efficient, cost-effective indoor environmental solutions to their customers. MSCA has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its leadership and stewardship of sustainable practices in the HVAC industry.

According to Barbara Dolim, MSCA Executive Director, MSCA GreenStar helps MSCA members demonstrate their commitment to environmental stewardship. "By attaining MSCA GreenStar status, The W.J. O'Neil Company has demonstrated their dedication to environmental issues by promoting sustainability throughout their entire organization and delivering the very best environmental solutions to their customers. We congratulate The W.J. O'Neil Company as a leader in sustainable service."

"We're very proud of our MSCA GreenStar status," said Robert McQueen, Service Manager for W.J. O'Neil Company, "MSCA GreenStar allows us to incorporate eco-friendly products and solutions into our business and lets our customers know we truly care for the environment."

To qualify for MSCA GreenStar, a contractor must first qualify as an MSCA STAR contractor. MSCA STAR is a qualification program recognizing contractors that meet or exceed rigorous operating and training standards set by MSCA. To achieve MSCA GreenStar status, an MSCA STAR contractor must meet the following criteria:

  • Employ at least one LEED® Accredited Professional
  • Be a member of the USGBC, either with a local chapter or the national organization
  • Verify that at least 25 percent of its total employees have participated in a green training or education program
  • Demonstrate that they promote environmental responsibility by offering specific sustainable services and recommending green procedures and equipment
  • Establish an internal commitment to green by attaining LEED certification, of any type, for their building, or by developing an internal "green policy"
  • Have participated as part of a project team with a LEED EB or LEED NC registered project within the past three years

GreenStar applications are reviewed and approved by a third-party independent company.

To learn more about The W. J. O'Neil Company contact Robert McQueen at 734.458.2300. For more information about the MSCA GreenStar, visit www.mscastar.org/greenstar or contact MSCA Executive Director Barbara Dolim at bdolim@mcaa.org, or 301-869-5800.

About MSCA

MSCA is the leading national trade association for HVACR contractors, providing education, marketing and labor/management services to assure its members deliver quality performance, value and expertise for all building system needs. MSCA contractors perform service, maintenance, replacement, retrofit and repair work resulting in enhanced reliability, tenant satisfaction, and efficiency. MSCA's contractor qualification program, MSCA STAR, recognizes contractors that have met the highest standards of excellence in the industry and employ highly-skilled UA STAR certified technicians. MSCA has over 1,400 members and is a subsidiary of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America. For further information, go to www.msca.org.

Contacts

W.J. O’Neil Company
John M O'Neil, +734 458-2300, jmoneil@wjo.com


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