TroyNauman Contracting’s founder, Troy Nauman, was recently mentioned in this uplifting December editorial from the Pocono Record!

“Posted Dec. 17, 2015 at 10:04 PM

The Poconos’ building industry may be in the doldrums, but a few bright spots provide benchmarks for quality — and an eye to the future.

Northampton Community College’s Monroe Campus in Tannersville recently earned a gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Architects who designed the hilltop campus incorporated geothermal heating and cooling systems, natural lighting in each building, sensor lighting in classrooms, solar panels covering the parking, landscaping that captures runoff and a planned wind turbine. Building materials came from within 500 miles of the site. Architect Silvia Hoffman of MKSD Architects said she was pleased that the campus has become a “living laboratory for students,” expressing a hope that some NCC students would enter the sustainable energy field.

In Tunkhannock Township, Pocono Raceway owners installed a three-megawatt solar farm on 25 acres; the installation generates enough electricity to power the track. Goats perform some of the grass mowing, and the track is adopting an aggressive composing and recycling program designed to reduce waste by 75 percent.

And in recent years in Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg, builder Troy Nauman has focused on transforming or replacing old buildings, some of them initially damaged or vacant, and creating new retail and residential space. In-town locations don’t require building new impervious surfaces — roads, roofs, driveways, which create runoff — or power or sewer lines. They’re already in place to serve these improved structures.

For decades, suburban home building, strip malls and big-box stores dominated the construction industry here and elsewhere. Sprawl resulted because everyone wanted his or her own little acre. But building generally ground to a halt during the Great Recession, and hasn’t made a strong recovery. NCC’s new campus, the raceway’s improvements and Nauman’s in-town projects represent substantial and forward-looking investments here. NCC’s garnering the coveted LEED certification is an added fillip, shining a light on planning and building for energy and environmental efficiency. All these projects tread lightly on the environment while creating attractive, workable spaces for living, studying, recreating or working.”

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