BOWA Builders Recognized as SmartCEO EcoCEO and Implementer of Environmental Excellence

McLean, Va. — BOWA Builders (, a design/build company specializing in large-scale, luxury additions and renovations, as well as purchase consultations and project planning and feasibility assistance, was recently recognized as a finalist in SmartCEO magazine’s inaugural EcoCEO Awards. Highlighting 28 green-minded leaders in Greater Washington, D.C., the awards honor those CEOs who demonstrate a commitment to environmental excellence and are catalysts for change in their own organization while inspiring change among their clients.

“Our longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship drives us to move the green needle in three areas: education, motivating clients, and internal operations and culture,” said BOWA Builders CEO Larry Weinberg. “We pride ourselves on being recognized as the area’s go-to green resource for industry partners and a trusted guide for homeowners exploring green options during the renovation process.”

BOWA Builders eco-friendly practices and initiatives in 2009 include:

* Establishing the BOWA Environmental Incentive Program, which rewards clients with rebates when they elect recommended green upgrades on a project
* Conducting more than 20 educational presentations on green building in 2009, attended by more than 300 homeowners and industry professionals
* Including articles related to green building and remodeling in 60 percent of company newsletters
* Providing more than 250 hours of green education to employees

With finalists classified into groups of “Facilitators,” “Implementers” and “Innovators,” BOWA Builders was honored as an “Implementer” that “integrates innovative green solutions into their business.” The program showcases small, medium and large companies in each category from a variety of industries. For more information about BOWA Builders’ commitment to environmental stewardship, visit