The DeMaria Difference

Sustainable Construction

DeMaria stands at the forefront of providing and delivering sustainable projects while most of the industry attempts to adjust to the green initiative spreading through construction. As a member of the US Green Building Council, we provide the expertise required to achieve LEED certification. In 2011 DeMaria created Team Green, an internal panel of employees holding LEED accreditations. Team Green’s goal is to ensure projects follow the best sustainable practices.


In 1976 we constructed one of the first public buildings in Michigan to use all solar-based heating and cooling, and since then DeMaria has incorporated green building methods on numerous projects. With many of our core clients requiring LEED certification on upcoming projects, we provide owners with a blueprint to reduce energy consumption, maximize occupant comfort and health, and conserve natural resources. Thus our customers and our company have the opportunity to benefit from environmentally sustainable construction.

LEED Certified Projects:

  • Livonia Service Center, Consumers Energy, LEED Silver Certified
  • Butterfield Hall, Michigan State University, LEED Gold certified
  • GG Brown Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, University of Michigan, LEED Gold certified
  • Michigan Memorial Phoenix Labs addition and 2nd floor, University of Michigan, LEED Gold certified
  • Howell Service Center, Consumers Energy, LEED Silver certified
  • Chemistry South expansion and renovation, Wayne State University, LEED Silver certified
  • Heritage Final Assembly Plant, Ford Motor Company, LEED Gold certified
  • Performing Arts High School, Detroit Public Schools, LEED certified

LEED Registered Projects:

  • Taubman Complex, Lawrence Technological University, seeking LEED Silver certification
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Projects with Green Design Elements:

  • Green roof system for the Cyclotron addition, University of Michigan
  • Green roof system for the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center Tower addition, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Underground Earth Energy geothermal system for Heilmann Middle School, Detroit Public Schools
  • Brownfield redevelopment for Straffon-Benedict Bus Terminal & CNG facility, Blue Water Area Transportation Commission
  • Specialty finishes, such as tack walls, 4′ x 4′ pad ceiling tiles, cork flooring, motion detector installation for lighting, task lighting, and a DIRTT wall system for the Autodesk Lake Point Office Center