In the fall of 1999 Built Green Colorado was wrapping up an
initial three and a half-year funding grant provided by the
Governor's Energy Office. The program's members made the
determination to create a self-sustaining business model rather
than to continue seeking pubic funding for the program. In
response to this challenge John Kurowski, Kurowski Development
Co., and a small group of committed leaders came together under
the name Built Green Industry Leaders with the mission to ensure
the continued success of the program, in part by creating an
industry-led funding source.
In January 2000, Built Green Colorado announced its
transition to private funding, becoming the first statewide
green building program in the country to do so.
Through the visionary participation of key individuals and
corporations, Built Green Colorado stands today as the leading
green home building program in the country.
The current members of the Built Green Industry Leader group
- James Hardie Siding Products, whose exterior finish
products are durable, low-maintenance and environmentally
- Boise's, engineered wood products help minimize the use
of dimensional lumber reducing demand on old growth forests.
- Kurowski Development, whose owner, John Kurowski, helped
found Built Green Colorado and is known as a national
spokesman for the program.
- Grace Construction Products, whose waterproofing and
moisture control applications, make homes more durable by
providing the first line of defense against moisture
- Johns Manville, a pioneer in insulation innovations,
including recycled content, formaldehyde-free and blown-in
The leadership of these companies and individuals who
represent them is clear in its direction: To bring about a
dramatic, meaningful change in the way we build, operate and
maintain homes, and to achieve a healthier, more efficient and
sustainable home and world environment.