The Contractor’s Commitment: Lessons from the First Year Video, 53 minutes

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The new “Contractor’s Commitment to Sustainable Building Practices" calls on firms to practice green building on the jobsite and beyond. But what has really been accomplished during the program's inaugural year?

Launched as a pilot program for 2021, the guidelines set a sustainability benchmark and provide uniformity in reporting sustainability performance. They are also an entry point for a company, regardless of where they are in their sustainability journey or type of construction.

In this webinar, viewers will learn from three participants in the Commitment about how the first year went and how the Commitment might change in the future as a result.

  • Hear from experts who helped build the program.
  • Get details on the achievements already being driven.
  • See which firms have signed on.
  • Learn from participants about their experience with the program.
  • Hear more about the Commitment itself and future goals.

CEUs available through AIA and GBCI.


  • Amanda Atkinson, Vice President, Sustainable Services, Holder Construction Company
  • Patty Lloyd, Director of Sustainability, Leopardo
  • Jennifer Taranto, Vice President of Sustainability, STOBG Global Services  

Read more about the Contractors Commitment:
Our recent Spotlight Report explores the Commitment’s rankings and offers key take-aways on a framework that helps contractors better understand their impact.

Take a deep dive into each of the Commitment’s five categories. 
Free to premium subscribers, or a $39 download.  



Amanda Atkinson is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Building Construction program.  Amanda has 20 years of overall experience in the construction industry and pioneered Holder’s efforts to assist clients and partners in exceeding their sustainability goals. Through support of 175+ projects in her career, she has greatly influenced the sustainable building impacts of universities, airports, hotels, and many Fortune 500 companies. She provides industry leadership through her involvement in the USGBC Georgia Market Leadership Advisory Board, as co-chair of the Carbon Leadership Forum’s Atlanta Hub, and as a steering committee member of the Sustainable Construction Leaders network.   

Patty has more than 15 years of experience advancing sustainability in the built environment. She is an advocate for green building and healthy, high-performing construction. She provides direction to owners, colleagues, and subcontractors in the planning and execution of healthy, high-performing projects and other sustainability services. Patty has served in several leadership roles in the green building industry, including former board member and chair of Illinois Green Alliance, and she sits on the USGBC Materials and Resources Technical Advisory Group and volunteers on several working groups and task forces, including the US Department of Energy Embodied Carbon and Net Zero Building Task Force, the City of Chicago Decarbonization Task Force, and the AGC Climate Change Technologies and Programs Task Force. Patty is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Sustainable Management from the University of Wisconsin extended campus.

Jennifer Taranto ensures ESG goals are incorporated into client projects and everyday work practices throughout the STO Building Group. Jenn is a passionate advocate for reducing the environmental impact of the built environment and enabling organizations to improve people’s health and well-being while reducing emissions—alongside construction and operating costs—of facilities. As a founder of Built Environment Plus and the current chair, she is recognized as a leader in the sustainable built environment. She gets involved in the early stages of client projects to define the needs and the overall ESG goals to create an internal road map to team success.