E Green Group was founded by Nicholas Blaise Koch, a LEED certified general contractor and Passive House consultant with 15 years of construction experience. Nick's experience as a project manager for sustainable building solutions includes pioneering the first LEED-Platinum assisted living facility in the country, as well as the nation’s first LEED-Platinum urban infill project. E Green Group built the first Passive House in Texas, which was also the first Passive House retrofit in the nation.
Nick started E Green Group with idea that the innovations of the sustainable building movement can be merged with the equity movement, so that advances in green building can benefit more communities. E Green Group is interested in innovative building science that reduces environmental impact and improves living conditions for all income levels.
E Green Group serves the wide range of client needs in the rapidly emerging area of green building and sustainable development.
EGG has assembled a multidisciplinary team of credentialed and committed professionals to collaborate and deliver cutting-edge green building solutions that set the bar for energy efficiency and innovation. We believe that smart design can address our current sustainability concerns and pave the way for a net-zero future, and we assist our clients to leverage the true financial implications of
this burgeoning market.
The E Green Group Team
William Baskin, Project Manager
Bill is a LEED certified project manager and supervisor with over 30 years of extensive experience managing multi-million dollar residential, commercial and industrial building projects. Dedicated to a high level of quality and customer satisfaction, Bill is a pro at managing complex project coordination from start to finish.
Past Projects by Nicholas Blaise Koch
Fanno Creek: LEED-Platinum Facility
Before founding EGG in Austin, TX, Nicholas Blaise Koch worked as the project manager for R&R Energy Resources in Portland, Oregon, the nation’s hub of green building. One of the projects he worked to pioneer was the first LEED-Platinum assisted living facility in the country. This facility grew into 2 campuses, both built to the highest possible energy efficient standards.
Winner of Portland Best Award
In 2009, Nick’s LEED-Platinum project at Fanno Creek was awarded the Portland BEST award by the mayor of Portland for “Best Practices for Sustainability for Medium Companies.” This annual event recognizes businesses in the Portland metro area that have demonstrated excellence in business practices that promote social equity, economic growth and environmental benefits. From the award literature: “… Fanno Creek is founded on the promoting the principles of sustainability, reliability, and transparency. We applaud them for setting a high bar for their industry.” (Picture is of Nick receiving the award from a representative of BEST, with Portland Mayor Sam Adams on the left.)
Blueberry Lane: The Nation's First Urban Infill
Nick was a project manager for the first urban infill green building project in Portland, Oregon. Each house incorporated a fully automated home efficiency system that utilized rainwater collection, geothermal HVAC and a user touch screen display showing real time energy and water usage. This innovative system could even be controlled remotely through the internet.