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Specialty Green Building General Contractor in Texas and Hawaii

After ten years as management consultants, Momentum Bay clients encouraged us to become general contractors to implement Momentum Bay's consulting advice.

When we started, we knew that studies had confirmed for a decade that green building does not have to cost more.

But, in Texas, we found that design, construction, and real estate professionals were telling our clients that green building always costs more -- 5%, 15%, 50% or more than conventional design, construction, operations and maintenance.

As we have bid jobs to recommended, approved, experienced and leading specialty subcontractors and to green building product manufacturers, we have found bids to vary substantially -- by 300% to 500%. For example, labor-only bids to 78 approved subcontractors in one electricity territory produced 72 no responses, three no-bids, and three bids for $16,000, $28,000 and $38,000.

Why the huge difference? Relationship, service, value, price, seasonality, familiarity, busyness, availability of other larger jobs, and much more.

So, in 2011, Momentum Bay became consulting general contractors for our family of innovator and early adopter clients. And, with each project (and challenge faced by our executive clients), our service focus has expanded from only energy to water and rainwater, and even landscaping:

  • ENERGY: Roofing (ENERGY STAR certified cool roofs and white roofs), solar-powered attic ventilation fans, solar skylights, solar PV grid-tied power generation systems (roof-mounted and pole-mounted), and attic insulation
  • WATER: Rainwater harvesting systems (above and below ground), drip irrigation systems
  • FOOD: Primarily organic edibles, but also native decorative, fire-resistant, and mosquito repellant plants in certified wildlife habitats

Please note that our geographic focus for general contractor services is limited to Texas.


To speak with Momentum Bay about achieving your healthy, efficient high quality retrofit, please call 281-451-3841 or email gc [at] momentum bay [dot] com.

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