Jimmy Carchietta’s strong passion for green and energy-efficient buildings is rooted in his love and devotion for his family and his 25 years plus of experience in large-scale contracting. As an infant, Carchietta’s eldest son survived a rare cancer that was attributed to environmental contamination on Long Island. This crisis radicalized Carchietta’s consciousness and put him on the path to creating the Cotocon Group. He saw his sense of responsibility for the environment extending to the world all our children will inherit. He clearly saw what he, with his practical, real-world building experience, could accomplish in greening the built environment.
Carchietta began his direct work with green building technology in 1995 when, as owner, he built one of the first solid waste management facilities on Long Island. This DEC-approved concrete recycling facility processed nearly 2,000 tons of waste a day. Carchietta’s concrete recycling facility led to other large-scale environmental projects such as the construction of a wastewater treatment facility for the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and an iron removal facility for the Long Island Water Authority.
Carchietta is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the USGBC – Long Island Chapter and NYC’s Urban Green Council, the NYC chapter of the USGBC. He is a member of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), the Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA).
Jimmy Carchietta is also active in philanthropic efforts for charities including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, A Mother’s Kiss (Children’s Cancer Charity), Schneider’s Children’s Hospital, the Michael Anthony Foundation, and the Starlight Foundation. He is proud to have personally provided rescue and recovery services at the Ground Zero disaster site in 2001.