Release Date: March 15, 2010

The Boldt Company to dim the lights and support earth hour

Area businesses join at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2010 to support a cleaner future

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--The Boldt Company announced today offices across the country will turn off all non-essential lighting for Earth Hour. Local offices on Roemer Road in Appleton will participate and the company is also taking pledges from employees to do the same in their homes. Last year approximately one-third of the employees nationwide pledged to dim their own lights in support and Boldt's goal is to meet and exceed that again this year. The firm will turn off parking lot lights, illuminated signs and other non-essential systems in the building. Boldt is one of the leading sustainable contractors in the United States and has an active team dedicated to implementing green activities throughout the company. "Our intent is to engage a significant number of our employees to continually find ways to improve our environmental footprint," said Boldt CEO Tom Boldt. "Our customers trust us to create green buildings so applying our knowledge about sustainability to our own work environments is a corporate goal." The Boldt Company is Wisconsin's first general contractor to become a participant of the Department of Natural Resource's Green Tier program where companies set voluntary environmental performance standards. Nationwide, the firm has completed 25 projects built according to LEED guidelines and has several projects underway that are seeking LEED certification or being built according to sustainable guidelines. Earth Hour, which takes place Saturday, March 27th at 8:30 p.m. central time, is an event in which millions of Americans will turn out their lights for one hour in support of action on climate change. The event is being done to symbolically conserve energy, limit light pollution and increase awareness of creating a cleaner, safer and more secure world. This year is the third year of the event, which attracted more than 80 million participants in the U.S. last year. World-wide, nearly a billion people participated as lights dimmed on global icons such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Sydney's Opera House, the Great Pyramids of Gaza and New York's Empire State Building. The Boldt Company provides professional construction services to customers in a variety of industrial, institutional, healthcare, commercial and renewable energy markets nationwide. Boldt is among the top-ranked general contractors in the nation and has 13 offices throughout the United States.