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McPherson Environmental Resources (MER)

is a woman-owned small consulting business primarily serving the TriCities area of NE Tennessee and SW Virginia. MER believes that environmentally conscious design and construction are natural first steps to economic, cultural and environmental sustainability. Along the way, we treat our natural and human resources with honor and respect; and we recognize and accept that our legacy is created by the decisions we make as creators of tomorrow’s built environment.
“Sustainability” means ....
  • that we employ strategies that work in a cyclical manner by reducing consumption, and by using and reusing manufactured products that contain recycled content before recycling them yet again.
  • use of energy efficient lighting, HVAC and other appliances and equipment that new technology has made available.
  • using the sun when we can to preheat water, to provide electricity, or to directly provide light and heat.
  • that we “think” about where we build and how we orient and use our buildings.
  • buildings will have a longer life and will provide a healthier atmosphere for happier and more productive employees.
  • our construction, operations and maintenance will produce less really useless waste.
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MER serves as a professional consulting firm providing technical support for sustainable design and construction, waste minimization, pollution prevention, and waste management.

MER has over twenty five years' experience developing training programs, plans, strategies, and guidance documents and also provides active promotion for sustainability in process, product, and structural design. Extensive experience and research in these areas, coupled with a current concentration on U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building projects, equip MER with the skills necessary to assist designers and builders striving to implement greener and healthier buildings.

MER     Elizabeth McPherson     825 Simerly Creek Rd., Hampton, TN 37658     423.213.9049

LEED® and related logo is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council.
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501(c)(3) non profit composed of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings and communities that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.
“LEED Accredited Professional” and the related acronym, and the Legacy LEED AP logo are trademarksowned by the U.S. Green Building Council and are awarded to individuals under license by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).