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DAVACO Congratulates Ecoxera’s Max Zahniser Named LEED Fellow
Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality Brands Benefit from Green Building Expertise

Dallas, TX (February 20, 2015) – DAVACO, Inc. (, the North American leader of high- volume programs for retail, restaurant and hospitality brands, announced today that Max Zahniser has been named to the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USCBC) 2014 class of LEED Fellows. Zahniser, who directs DAVACO’s sustainability division Ecoxera, was one of 48 fellows to be recognized for their exceptional contributions to the green building community.

"As a leader in green building and sustainable development, we congratulate Max on this well-deserved and impressive accomplishment," said Rick Davis, Founder/CEO of DAVACO. "Ecoxera is pleased to be able to extend his expertise and vast industry experience to our retail, restaurant and hospitality clients so that they can establish, grow and cultivate their sustainability strategies."

DAVACO offers a full range of services to assist national retail, restaurant and hospitality clients with the execution of high-volume programs, including rollouts, retrofits, resets, remodels, installations and site surveys. Ecoxera, which was added as a DAVACO division in 2011, offers sustainable, energy efficient expertise and services to meet a wide range of green objectives. From full-scale sustainability programs—like LEED and Energy Star certification—to value-engineering for chain-wide rollouts, utilizing methods like responsible waste removal and recycling.

About LEED Fellows
LEED Fellows represent an elite class of accomplished green-building professionals. LEED Fellows are nominated by their peers, undergo an extensive portfolio review, must have at least 10 years of experience in the green building industry and hold a LEED AP with specialty credential, among other requirements. The evaluation process is carried out by the LEED Fellow Evaluation Committee and supported by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). 

About Ecoxera
Ecoxera, specializes in the development, management and execution of portfolio-wide programs that include sustainability elements to increase efficiencies and reduce capital expenditures. Ecoxera’s turnkey solutions include: Facility benchmarking; Site and asset performance surveys; Data analysis & planning; Program data collection & aggregation; ; System optimization, including energy performance, material lifecycle assessments, indoor air quality best practices, and waste management programs; Executive reporting; and Multi-site LEED Volume and Carbon accounting and compliance execution.

About DAVACO, Inc.
DAVACO is the leading total solutions provider of high-volume remodel, reset and rollout programs for retail, restaurant and hospitality brands throughout North America, including: ▪ Program and project management ▪ Fixture, equipment and graphic installations ▪ Digital signage and technology upgrades ▪ Hard and soft-line merchandising ▪ Site, marketing and pre-construction surveys ▪ Logistics and consolidation ▪ Design coordination ▪ Facilities maintenance programs ▪ ADA, safety and quality audits & remediation ▪ Sustainability ▪ Fixture and graphic manufacturing partnerships ▪ Special initiatives. Founded in 1990, DAVACO is based in Dallas, Texas and operates offices in Toronto, Ontario. DAVACO employs over 1,000 W-2 and T-4 employees across North America.

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