The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council provides a suite of standards for environmentally sustainable construction. Since its inception in 1998, LEED has grown to encompass over 14,000 projects in 50 US States and 30 countries covering 1.062 billion square feet (99 km²) of development area.
Who Uses LEED?
Architects, real estate professionals, facility managers, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, construction managers, lenders and government officials all use LEED to help transform the built environment to sustainability.
What are the Benefits of Building Green?
- Superior Air Quality
- Abundant Natural Light and views of the outdoors
- Lower Energy Demand
- Increased employee satisfaction by creating a comfortable place to work
- Recognition as Environmental Leaders
- Lower carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions
- Less storm water runoff
- Less demand on drinking water supplies
- Less solid waste; longer life for landfills
- Less traffic congestion
Corporate Benefits Include:
- Design for Lifetime Customers
- Risk Management
- Increased Competitive Advantage
- Cost Reduction
- Product Differentiation
Bissell’s LEED Accredited Staff
Interior Construction Manager
Alicia Bickett is a LEED Accredited Professionals. LEED Professional Accreditation distinguishes building professionals with the knowledge and skills to successfully steward the LEED certification process. LEED Accredited Professionals have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles and the LEED Rating System. More than 40,000 people have become LEED APs since USGBC launched the Professional Accreditation program in 2001.
The LEED AP credential represents the individual's knowledge of the LEED Rating System and its application in practice. LEED APs facilitate the integrated design process and streamline LEED certification.
Benefits for LEED APs
Benefits for Employers
- Valuable and marketable credential for employers, prospective employers, or clients
- Listing on USGBC Web site directory of LEED APs
- LEED AP certificate Recognition for involvement in LEED project
Benefits for the Building Industry
- Eligibility for projects on which owners are mandating the participation of a LEED AP
- Strengthened qualifications when responding to RFPs requiring LEED APs
- Encourages employees to continue increasing their knowledge and understanding of green building and LEED
- Encourages and promotes a higher understanding of LEED and supports USGBC’s mission of transforming the built environment
Paul Cattieu is a LEED Green Associate, which distinguishes professionals for demonstrating green building expertise across many disciplines (green design, construction and operations) by representing fundamental knowledge of LEED and Green Building and a commitment to sustainability.