LEED Certification is of worldwide interest. Everybody who is anybody has LEED Certified facilities; Whole Foods, McDonalds, Harvard, Community Colleges, Marriott, Holiday Inn, Target, the Marine Corps - literally everybody. Whether by environmental interest, legislative requirement or corporate prerogative, there is value in LEED Certification - otherwise there would not be so many quick to sign-up. The term ‘triple-bottom line’ fitly describes the three categorical benefits of Certification; social, economic, and environmental. Indeed, the beauty of LEED is that it captures the whole triple bottom line. One cannot say the same for Energy Star, for instance, which is a great first step, yet lacks the recognition of the LEED rating system.
There is serious interest in LEED across the board. Typically, the buildings that are candidates for Certification do not have owners that have the time necessary to endure the nuances of the certification process. The managers and staff of existing buildings, or the design-build team in the case of new construction, also often do not have the time and/or experience necessary to confidently engage in the certification methodology. Thus, with the quick spike of interest in LEED, there has been a cascade of firms ready to offer consulting services. This is great because third party consulting can lend a confidence, comfort, and objectivity to the process.
Above Green offers that confidence, comfort, and objectivity -- at the best rates in the industry. Contact us to learn how we can help you bring that LEED plaque home.