NATiVE Recognized for Excellence at 2015 Greater Austin Business Awards

Environmental Responsibility

NATiVE Recognized for Excellence at 2015 Greater Austin Business Awards

NEWS RELEASE Environmental Responsibility AUSTIN, Texas – Aug. 27, 2015 — NATiVE is pleased to announce that it received an award of excellence from the Austin Chamber of Commerce at the 15th annual Great Austin Business Awards. NATiVE received the Intel Environmental Responsibility & Sustainability Award in recognition of a business that demonstrates commitment to environmentally sound practices.

“NATiVE is honored to receive this recognition from the Austin Chamber of Commerce and will continue our commitment in helping Texans become more sustainable, leaving Texas beautiful for generations to come.”

The awards, presented by the Austin Chamber, recognize local area businesses and organizations for achievements, community contributions and milestones. It is one of the largest business events in Central Texas, bringing together 1,000 business leaders, entrepreneurs, organizations, government officials and regional chambers.

About 300 companies were nominated for the Austin Chamber’s Business Awards. The winners were selected by an independent panel of judges except for this year’s Most Uniquely Austin Award which was selected by the public.

NATiVE is an award-winning, diversified, green builder leading the way to a sustainable future with a comprehensive range of solutions to help Texans save and create energy with: Net-Zero Home Construction, Solar Power, Rainwater Collection, & Deep Energy Retrofits.

NATiVE directly accounts for over 40 clean energy jobs, and also supports other clean energy and sustainable businesses by working with a variety of local companies from green realtors to local solar supply companies to local marketing companies that specialize in clean energy marketing.

NATiVE’s building experience and in-house solar expertise has enabled them to offer not just solar to existing home clients, but also other renewable energy products including rainwater collection, metal roofing, spray foam, high efficiency HVAC upgrades, and energy efficient windows. NATiVE’s goal is to find the best resource-saving solutions based on the individual needs of clients.

Energy efficiency, recycling, an reducing carbon emissions are part of NATiVE’s core values that create the foundation of the business. NATiVE not only build homes that are highly efficient, but promotes the production of clean energy, continuing to carry these principles into their business structure as they recycle all material in their warehouse, use a non-commuting structure for employees, and use locally sourced biodiesel to power their truck fleet.  In 2013, NATiVE was awarded the Gold level Austin Green Business Leaders for both internal and external promotion of sustainability measures.

Locally, NATiVE holds two seats on the Solar Austin board and has been active in expanding solar goals for the City of Austin. NATiVE has helped spearhead the development of the Local Solar Advisory Committee (LSAC) which developed recommendations for local solar goals in Austin. NATiVE has also been active in lobbying for larger renewable goals in the 2014 update to the Austin Energy Resource, Generation, and Climate Protection Plan to 2020.

About the Austin Chamber The mission of the Austin Chamber of Commerce is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for its 3,000+ members. For more information about the Austin Chamber of Commerce visit

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Born and raised in the midwest, Ryan went to school for art, film, & theatre, attending Purdue University, Oxford, and the University of Central Florida. He has a varied background, with experience working in graphic design, film, computer-aided drafting, website design & optimization, marketing, education, construction, carpentry, and solar PV. Ryan works for NATiVE, a leader in net zero energy construction, solar, rainwater collection, and other green energy-saving solutions for both commercial and residential. Ryan manages the NATiVE website, produces videos, graphics, and maintains NATiVE's digital presence. Build Smart. Build NATiVE.

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