Breaking Ground offers bespoke sustainability consulting services for every kind of operation, no matter the size.
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Sustainable Consulting

for Every Organization

Sustainability is more than a buzzword, it’s an essential element of a successful organization. However, beginning your transformation into a sustainable organization can seem complicated and intimidating. Breaking Ground’s sustainable consulting services make it easy for organizations of every type and size to implement sustainable practices into your operations.

Small Business

Most small to mid-size businesses simply can’t afford a full-time Sustainability Officer. Save money and valuable resources by letting Breaking Ground implement and manage your customized sustainability program for you.


Non-profit organizations have a lot to gain by implementing sustainable practices into their operations and culture. Breaking Ground can help your board to improve efficiency and minimize your environmental impact.


Even large corporations with dedicated sustainability personnel often need help improving and refining their programs. We work with leadership teams and program managers to improve corporate responsibility and resiliency.


Our services will support your efforts to:

Implement Sustainable Business Practices

Meet Compliance Targets

Engage Your Team In Green Practices

Improve Efficiency

Reach Innovation Goals

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Sustainability Officer

Let our team develop, implement, and manage your sustainability program for you or help your program manager improve your organization’s sustainability and resiliency efforts.

Facility Managers

We help facilities managers plan, budget and accelerate their building projects so they can stay focused on their daily operations and leave the Pre-Construction efforts to the professionals.


Architectural, design, and engineering firms can benefit from Breaking Ground’s ability to help them bring more value and efficiency to their projects and expedite their schedules.

Meet Your

Sustainability Officer
Mary Tappouni - Sustainability Consulting Officer
Mary Tappouni
Certified General Contractor
Certified General Contractor and President of Breaking Ground Contracting, Mary Tappouni provides extensive real-world experience and insight into the arena of sustainable construction. Specializing in budgeting and environmental stewardship, she guides her clients and students towards successful green building in smart, practical ways. Mary holds certifications and accreditations in FGBC, Green Globes, and LEED.
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My Sustainability Officer has served as consultant to numerous high-profile projects throughout the southeast. Learn more about many of these featured projects and how we have helped builders better observe sustainability where it matters.

We offer a wide variety of pre-packaged and customizable training workshops and courses to help contractors, businesses and organizations improve their sustainability knowledge and appreciate its impact on business operations and the environment alike.
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"Mary provided LEED consulting services for us on our National Park Service project. Her expertise in green building rating systems and sustainability is invaluable to me and my team."

- Tamara G. Baker, PE, SI, CGC, PhD

Baker Design Build
"...provided excellent support and guidance throughout the process and were instrumental in assisting us in achieving the desired result."

- Jen Huber

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
“I have worked with Mary Tappouni on projects ranging from new construction to renovating large facilities spanning nineteen years and have the highest regard for her professionalism, integrity, and unsurpassed knowledge."

- Frank A. Anderson

ACON Construction Co, Inc
"Mary was a pleasure to work with. She is truly dedicated to green building and very knowledgeable."

- Brad Guy

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    Sustainability Consulting: American Sustainable Business Council
    Sustainability Consulting: U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce
    Sustainability Consulting: Green American Certified Business
    Sustainability Consulting: Florida Green Building Council

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    Don’t wait to begin your organization’s journey into becoming a more resilient and sustainable operation. Let’s discuss how to make it happen today!
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