Mackenzie Keck, the Hackettstown-based general contractor, hasacquired the green building consulting firm Global Thinking LLC,formerly based in Philadelphia. Under MK's aegis, Global Thinkingis being led by noted green building consultant and architect FrankSherman, who has also been appointed vice president of the parentfirm. Sherman is on the board of directors of the U.S. GreenBuilding Council.

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As part of MK, Global Thinking will focus on energy-efficientdesign and construction, including selection of materials andfinishes that "create healthy indoor air quality," Sherman says.Also part of the plan are the assessment of existing buildings foradaptive reuse. Current projects include consulting for a number ofretailers and residential developments. The company is also"greening" MK's new under-construction headquarters.

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"With the addition of Global Thinking, green building is clearlybecoming a major focus of what we do each day," says Dan Keck, MKfounder and CEO.

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