The Construction Green Team is an environmental sustainability consulting firm specializing in construction projects. We have expertise in architecture, engineering, and construction. Our services help clients design, construct, and operate sustainable built environments. We are best known for our success in helping clients achieve sustainability certifications such as LEED and INVEST.
Margaret Hewitt, LEED AP, ENV SP, CEO & Founder:
Margaret Hewitt established The Construction Green Team in 2016 and because of her strong reputation with building owners and developers in the business, government, and non-profit arenas the firm is a trusted consultant. With a singular focus on environmental sustainability, we work in tandem with architects, engineers, and contractors (A/E/C) teams on construction projects.
As the vice president of construction for University Hospitals in Cleveland, Margaret administered a $1.2 billion improvement plan that encompassed 5,000 people, 100 companies and 72 projects. Margaret is now pursuing her passion for environmental sustainability in the construction industry, assisting businesses with sustainable building projects and the LEED certification process. Her goal is to make a positive impact on the environments in which people live, work and play. Her career in real estate also includes leading the team that achieved LEED Silver certification for the Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood, Ohio. She has a degree in architecture from the University of Illinois. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and an Envision Sustainability Professional.
Dena J. Eckman, LEED AP, Sustainability Project Manager:
Dena is a seasoned manager with excellent analytical, organizational, and leadership skills possessing the ability to coordinate teams, projects, goals and objectives. She has been a LEED Project Manager for commercial, government, schools, university and healthcare projects for both new construction and commercial interior projects. Her experience is both in the United States and Internationally, using LEED v2.2, v3 and now works with LEED v4. Additionally, she has experience with renewable energy technologies and sustainable design experience on commercial construction. She is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Arelis Latimer, Intern, Cleveland State University:
Arelis Latimer is a Civil Engineering student at Cleveland State University. She worked with the sustainability team for the INVEST certification of the George V. Voinovich Bridge (I-90) in Cleveland Ohio. She is an expert in the INVEST rating system as developed by the Federal Highway Administration. She has also worked with the Envision rating system. Arelis plans to continue and get her Master’s degree in engineering. Ms. Latimer is a LEED Green Associate.