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Project FROG… hopping along! Cost-effective LEED Certified Buildings delivered quickly.

If you made it out to GreenBuild last week, you likely saw San Francisco based Project FROG’s latest product.  Last week the building start‐up announced it had closed an $8MM Series B financing led by RockPort Capital Partners, a leading Boston and San Francisco based CleanTech Venture Capital firm.

That wasn’t all they had to announce though, earlier this week they announced that they will build their first energy-neutral building in New England on Hartford’s Watkinson School. John Bracker, Watkinson’s Head of School, announced, “Not only will the building provide state of the art science classrooms and a hub for Watkinson’s Global Studies Program, but also deliberately provide a location for teachers and students to explore the intersection of these subject areas, specifically environmental studies and ethical action. We believe the building should be as twenty-first century as our educational philosophy.”

Chuck McDermott, a General Partner at RockPort, who joined Project FROG’s board of directors, had this to say, “This is a truly pioneering company. Project FROG is developing dynamic concepts from a product design and manufacturing platform and applying those innovations to the building industry.  Project FROG has a critical grasp on the  technical and market advancements that will be game changers in the green building industry.  These attributes solidify Project FROG’s position as a leader in this fast  growing marketplace”.

Founder and CEO Mark Miller had this to say about the investment: “[RockPort’s] vision for energy and resource efficiency and innovative products is perfectly aligned with the Project FROG approach – to be better, greener, faster and cheaper – in that order”.

I first met with Mark and president Adam Tibbs in November of 2007 doing due diligence on the company for an investor that should be kicking himself – I was impressed from the start.  I look forward to their continued success and working with them to build a great team.  Speaking of which…. if you hadn’t seen it yet, take a look at the role I posted on the job board.  We’d be interested in hearing from you if you know of someone that would succeed as as a VP of Sales and Business Development; a software executive with strong ties to the construction industry would be a great fit. We are looking for more junior roles too – if you have a construction background or have been involved in modular building sales send your CV to

I hope the American’s of the CleanTechies clan had a great holiday yesterday, I’m looking forward to leftovers all weekend…