Agency reps have been working with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to design, construct and operate the building to meet certification standards.
As one of the first green buildings in Saratoga County, Polascek said it is important for them to set an example.
"We're also working on other initiatives to encourage green endeavors, such as giving tips on recycling on our internal Web site," said Polascek.
Once the building is completed, minor renovations will be done at the existing administrative site, and then the second floor will be rented out as commercial office space as a revenue generator.
Pat and Frank Kmiotek of Wilton stood with their umbrellas under the tent to watch the officials hoist their shovels to signal the official start of the project.
"Our son has been in Saratoga Bridges programs for five years, and without them, we'd have nothing," said Pat Kmiotek. "We support everything they do. We're just big fans of the agency.""