Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Consultants Services
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a third party building rating system founded by the U.S. Green Building Council, established to promote the design, construction and operation of sustainable “green” buildings. By making a building sustainable we are able to satisfy the needs of the occupants and bring a better quality of life, while progressively reducing ecological impacts and resource exploitation.
Buildings in the United States, in their production and use, consume an estimated 40-65% of our national energy total.
A typical commercial construction project generates up to 2.5 pounds of solid waste per square foot of completed floor space.
Commercial buildings use 36 percent of our electricity and produce 25 percent of our green house gases.
The average American house consumes nearly $1,500.00 per year in utilities. These can be reduced as much as 90% by implementing resource efficient methods of construction and utilities.
Not only do Green building practices substantially reduce the environmental impacts, they also reduce operating costs, enhance building marketability, increase worker productivity and reduce potential liability from indoor air quality issues.
LEED credits can be applied to a project through the placement of a building in an urban location or brownfield, maximizing open space on-site, optimizing energy performance and water usage, and the use of recycled, renewable and non-toxic products, to name a few. The LEED credit and rating system applies to new construction, major renovation, existing buildings, core and shell of a building, commercial interiors, schools, healthcare and retail.
As the knowledge of the increasing burden our buildings place on the environment grows, and the request for sustainable options expand, the LEED process continues to establish the baseline for quality throughout the life-cycle of a project.
As the knowledge of the increasing burden our buildings place on the environment grows, and the request for sustainable options expand, the LEED process continues to establish the baseline for quality throughout the life-cycle of a project.Our LEED Accredited Professionals are distinguished building professionals with the knowledge and skills to successfully steward the LEED certification process. They have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles and the LEED Rating System.
We are here to coordinate the tasks and needs of the design team, construction team, and client to see that the components of the LEED standards are met from Certified to Platinum rated projects.