Johnson Controls, Inc.

Global Technology and Industrial Leader

Johnson Controls is a national leader in the higher education market, with more than $1 billion in outstanding savings guarantees with colleges and universities nationwide among our $6 billion+ performance contracting portfolio.  As a part of our commitment, we recognize that students today expect comfortable, safe, sustainable environments that complement their academic achievements. Johnson Controls works with each customer to create quality campus environments and green buildings, lower energy and operating costs, and reduce the environmental impact of buildings to deliver sustainable campuses that will attract and engage students and inspire them to be better stewards of our natural resources.

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Aegis Environmental Inc. 

Environmental Consultant

Aegis Environmental, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.  Aegis has dedicated, experienced professionals in offices in Virginia and South Carolina that provide services throughout the United States to industrial and governmental clients.  The managing principals have over fifty years of combined experience and Aegis’ technical staff averages more than twenty years of experience handling environmental challenges. We champion operational flexibility over regulatory restrictions.  Whether you are looking for assistance with an air permit application for a facility modification or a comprehensive multi-media environmental compliance strategy, Aegis has the knowledge and experience you need at competitive rates, with an unwavering emphasis on service.  Aegis’ suite of services includes air permitting and compliance, data solutions management, environmental auditing, Geo Environmental services (RCRA compliance, Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, remediation and mixed use development under DEQ Voluntary Remediation Plan, water monitoring, Virginia Pollution Abatement permitting and groundwater monitoring, subsurface exploration, management of remediation construction), contingency planning (SPCC, ODCP, SWPPP), environmental training, environmental reporting, water quality, environmental management systems, sustainability, environmental compliance coordinators, and online courses & webinars.

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Ameresco Inc. 

Energy Solutions

Ameresco, Inc. is a leading independent provider of comprehensive energy services, including energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, energy security and resilience, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions for organizations and businesses throughout North America and Europe. Ameresco’s sustainability services include capital and operational upgrades to a facility’s energy infrastructure and the development, construction, ownership and operation of renewable energy plants. Ameresco has successfully completed energy saving, environmentally responsible projects with educational institutions, federal, state and local governments, healthcare institutions, housing authorities, and commercial and industrial customers.

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Consulting Engineers

Bala Consulting Engineers is a 200+ person firm with offices in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Baltimore, and Washington, DC.  We are a multi-disciplined company made up of Mechanical, Electrical, Structures, Technology and Commissioning Practice Groups. Our markets include corporate, high-rise mixed-use, lifecare, mission critical, hospitality, education, transportation, and building infrastructure.

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Building Materials Supplier 

Boxley is a vertically integrated construction materials company that produces aggregates, asphalt, block, brick and hardscapes, concrete, and Virginia-quarried Buckingham®Slate products.

Buckingham®Slate has been quarried continuously in Buckingham County, Virginia for two centuries. Our slate roofing is widely considered to be the very finest quality available worldwide.

Buckingham®Slate adds beauty and unrivaled protection to Virginia’s finest academic buildings, as well as landmarks such as the Executive Mansion, the James River Plantations, Smithsonian Castle, and four U.S. state capitol buildings. We also produce a full line of fine slate sills, wall stone, panels, treads, and other architectural elements that suit both traditional and contemporary applications. For more information please stop by our booth or visit online at   

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Centennial Contractors Enterprises 

Construction Management

Centennial is a general contractor headquartered in Virginia serving higher education institutions by providing comprehensive construction services such as pre-construction planning, simple and complex renovations, laboratory and classroom specialty construction, design-build, new construction, and multiple job order contracts. Centennial is currently providing construction services across Virginia and the United States through job order contracts.

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Industrial Water Treatment Solutions

Chem-Aqua® is a global leader in custom-designed water treatment programs for boiler, cooling, and process water systems. Our success has been built upon our Total System Approach providing solutions for water treatment problems and improving water system efficiencies.  Long ago, we recognized that good results require a lot more than just adding chemicals and testing water. It requires a comprehensive program of products, equipment, and services that address the unique mechanical, operational, chemical, and people requirements of each system.

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Chesapeake Controls

Building Automation Systems

We specialize in creating Driverless Building Automation Systems on a Tridium Open Platform for clients who are looking for options to their existing proprietary systems. Smart alarms and quick-glance dashboards are installed on every project. Mobile technology and web-browser interface that's custom designed for each client. We install Building Controls & Security Technology blended with simple to navigate User Interface.

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Club Car


Club Car boasts nearly 60 years of industry-leading innovation and design to help you meet the needs of your campus. Budget restraints, sustainability requirements and expanding parking and pedestrian zones complicate facilities maintenance and transportation on college and university campuses. Club Car® and our parent company, Ingersoll Rand®, are known for superbly engineered products that can help you achieve your safety and sustainability goals.

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Commonwealth Architects 

Architects, Interior Design, Historic Preservation and Master Planning

Since 1999, Commonwealth Architects has excelled in designing yesterday’s places and tomorrow’s spaces. Our team of talented professions in our Richmond, Virginia headquarters provide a variety of services, including Architecture, Interior Design, Historic Preservation, and Master Planning. Our focus resides in leading successful design teams and creating projects that foster campus growth and accommodate increasing enrollments of Virginia universities and institutions. We help guide projects of all sizes and types throughout the design, approval and construction process, and our experience with DEB and HECOM helps to streamline the approval process and results in projects being delivered on-time and within budget.


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Country Casual Teak 

Outdoor Furniture

Established in 1977, Country Casual Teak is the nation’s leading manufacturer of solid teak outdoor furniture. We take pride in providing durable and beautiful furniture solutions for colleges and universities across the country. With more than 40 years in business, we remain committed to upholding the highest standards of quality and customer service. Our history and reputation for excellence are reflected in the many prestigious schools furnished by Country Casual Teak's benches, planters, dining tables and chairs, and other solid teak furniture.


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Draper Aden Associates

Engineering, Surveying & Environmental Services

Draper Aden Associates is proud to have built a reputation throughout Virginia and North Carolina as a multi-disciplined engineering, surveying, and environmental services firm specializing in campus development and infrastructure. By providing attentive, responsive services to colleges, universities and institutes of higher learning for over 30 years, we have become recognized as an industry leader in the Mid-Atlantic.

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Dude Solutions 

Operations Management Solutions (Software)

Dude Solutions combines innovative, user-friendly technology with the world’s smartest operations engine, empowering education operations leaders to transform the most important places in our lives. Today, more than 7,000 educational institutions use our award-winning software to manage maintenance, assets, energy, safety, IT, events and more.


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EYP Architecture & Engineering  

Architecture and Engineering Firm

EYP is the leading architecture and engineering firm developing new ideas and design solutions with mission-driven clients in higher education, government, healthcare, and science & technology. Our interdisciplinary Total Impact Design™ approach empowers clients with buildings that profoundly impact human behavior and performance as well as energy and the environment. Dedicated to People, Purpose, and Planet, EYP design liberates human potential to transform performance; actively helps clients advance their mission; and maximizes available resources to advance sustainability. Inspired by our clients, design is how we make a positive impact on the world.

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Space and Asset Management

FormD is a leader in digitizing the built environment with a focus on comprehensive Campus solutions. We are a team of world leading changemakers in the AECO space. We have won numerous awards for advanced BIM usage and digital innovation for some of the largest and most complex facilities in the world. FormD is pushing the limits of the very latest reality capture technology and spatial databases and have developed automation tools for Space & Asset Management. FormD was founded on the principle of cost effective high quality solution serving an operations first approach.

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Greenworks Commercial  

Battery Powered Outdoor Tools

Greenworks Commercial is the leader in battery-powered outdoor equipment for landscaping, turf management, sports facility and municipality maintenance professionals. An innovative, best-in-class 82-volt battery platform powers multiple tool systems, delivering the power and performance of comparable gas-powered tools without the mess, fumes and noise.


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IBI Group  

Architects, Planners & Interior Designers

IBI Group is a global team of industry leading architects, engineers, planners, designers, and technology professionals united by a common desire: to create livable, sustainable, technologically advanced urban environments. We are a technology-driven design firm.


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MCA Architecture

Architects, Planners & Interior Designers

Founded in 1986, Marshall Craft Associates, Inc. (MCA) is an award-winning Architecture, Planning, and Interior Design firm with offices in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. MCA has built its practice on a diversified portfolio including some of the most prestigious academic, healthcare, governmental, cultural, and corporate clients in the country and internationally.

MCA specializes in a client type rather than a project type. MCA serves clients who own, occupy, and maintain their own physical environments and who need their facilities to be designed with an eye toward both future and current needs. At MCA, our most valuable assets are the experience, talent, and judgment of our professional staff. We employ highly qualified, people-oriented communicators who learn the needs of our clients, nurture relationships, and design exceptional projects. MCA’s principals work closely with clients and design teams every day to lead the process and design successful projects. It’s what we do best, and it’s what our clients deserve.

Design Intelligence has ranked MCA as one of North America’s Top 200 Design Firms and the Baltimore Business Journal has consistently ranked MCA as one of the area’s largest firms for over the past 20 years. MCA looks forward to extending our strong tradition of design and service excellence to our clients and enhancing our partnerships in the design and construction community as we face new opportunities together in the years ahead.

MCA’s mandate for every project is simple: Understand the Right Thing for our client. Do the Right Thing for our client. And do it well. Every time.

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Moseley Architecture

Architects, Planners & Interior Designers

Moseley Architects, a full service architectural, engineering, planning, and interior design firm headquartered in Richmond, VA, is committed to making a positive difference in the communities we serve. We enthusiastically embrace the challenge of developing creative facility solutions in collaboration with our clients. Our commitment to a culture of quality, responsiveness, and integrity earns the trust of those we work with and fosters long term, productive relationships. We value the deep sense of satisfaction gained from the knowledge that our work plays a role in enriching the day-to-day experiences of those who live, work, learn, and play in the buildings we design.

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Engineering Firm

Pennoni is a multidisciplinary firm with the ability to approach engineering challenges from a wider spectrum of angles than most. From land development to energy management, our expertise runs deep and our passion for problem-solving runs even deeper.

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S.B. Ballard Construction Company

Construction Management/General Contractor/Design Builder

S.B. Ballard Construction Company is a General Contracting/Construction Management firm based in Virginia Beach, VA with another office in Richmond, VA. Performing services thorough out the State of Virginia & greater Mid-Atlantic.  Since our establishment in 1978, we have completed every project safely, on schedule and on budget.  We approach every project the same way we approach every relationship: with honesty, integrity and open communication.  It is our constant innovation that keeps us competitive, yet our core values that have made us successful.

While we are proud of our success within our Industry, it is our involvement in the Communities that we build that truly makes the difference.  We understand that we are not just building new facilities, we are building relationships. Our extensive list of 80%+ repeat clients is evidence that we know what it takes to deliver high quality projects with top level customer service.

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Schneider Electric

Energy Management

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric provides energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency, resiliency and sustainability. We combine world-leading energy technologies, real-time automation, software and services into integrated solutions for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries. The company’s 137,000 plus employees achieved sales of 29.1 billion US dollars in 2018, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make process and energy safe and reliable, efficient and sustainable, open and connected.

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The Sextant Group

Technology Consulting

The Sextant Group is a national independent, technology consulting firm specializing in the planning and design of collaboration, presentation, communication, healing, and entertainment spaces. Architects, interior designers, owners, and facility planners rely on us as technology adviser and consultant because of our intrinsic understanding of how technology, communication and presentation interact. Helping owners explore and articulate their present and future needs, we then enable that dynamic to inform and shape the environment. The result is more effective, efficient, and future-proofed systems and spaces.

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Flooring Manufacturer

Tarkett has developed the world’s most extensive system of flooring product solutions and services, known as the Tarkett Solution SPECtrum™. With award-winning products for all market segments, Tarkett has a distinct understanding of your surface needs at every stage of the project, from selection to installation to maintenance as well as the industry’s most extensive inventory of Cradle to Cradle® certifications. It’s another way we’re Doing Good—Together.

Great spaces. One surface at a time.

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Civil Engineering Firm

Planning for universities and colleges requires a unique understanding of people, programs, connectivity, and a sense of place. For more than 40 years, VHB has served institutional clients by providing strong technical skills and expertise through a seamless, integrated team approach to planning, design, and implementation. We have partnered with more than 250 public and private institutions of higher education, ranging from enrollments of fewer than 1,000 students to more than 30,000, within diverse settings from rural to urban. Regionally, VHB’s Virginia offices—located in Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, Richmond, and Tysons—deliver innovative and pragmatic design solutions in civil engineering; community and stakeholder outreach; environmental permitting and restoration; landscape architecture; land surveying; planning and urban design; structural engineering; sustainability and climate action planning; and transportation planning, engineering, and operations.


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W.M. Jordan Company 

Construction and Real Estate Services 

Named a Virginia Business “Best Places to Work”, W. M. Jordan Company provides construction and real estate development services in Virginia and the Carolinas. Founded on the values of integrity and respect, W. M. Jordan Company is powered by a culture of continuous learning and improvement.


We focus on developing leaders, advancing innovation, and building our communities. We promote supplier diversity and fair contracting practices, treating our subcontractors as collaborative business partners. While we integrate the most advanced technologies in the business, our people carry out our mission: the relentless pursuit of excellence.


Our staff provide the leadership and expertise to deliver your building timely, cost-effectively, safely and with the quality you expect and deserve. We incorporate Lean Construction, sustainability, and advanced technology into our processes to increase our value to each customer.  We offer comprehensive preconstruction phase services with special attention to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems for long-term durability and cost effectiveness. Virtual Construction services ranging from laser scanning of existing conditions prior to a renovation to a full-blown Facilities Management Building Information Model add precision and efficiency to a project.


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