LEED Design Consulting

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system administered by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Canadian Green Building council (CaGBC) designed to encourage environmentally efficient practices in existing buildings and new construction. LEED green building certification program covers the following areas: sustainable site development, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality and innovation and design process. LEED certification levels are certified, silver, gold or platinum.

Our ability to design sustainable/green buildings with an eye towards LEED certification (LEED NC, LEED CS, etc.) is a strength that we fully leverage on behalf of our clients. We will assist you through the LEED certification process.

As part of the process we hold a LEED "Charette" at the beginning of the project which includes key members of the design team, the client group and construction team. This workshop serves to identify LEED credits that relate to the project and identifies credits that have synergies between several different credits and the project program. This workshop enables developing a collaborative relationship as everyone strives to achieve targeted credits and the

We are LEED accredited and have the ability to bring your next "green" project to the end and should you require, help educate the team about the process. The popularity of new sustainable projects getting built in recent years has brought costs down and are now comparable with traditional construction if integrated early in a project. Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) indicate that green buildings have lower maintenance and operational costs than traditional buildings.

An added benefit of our experience as consultants with LEED experience is the ability to provide LEED consulting services. As consultants, we have the experience of project delivery from design through construction. This enables us to bring our full knowledge and experience to bear when serving as LEED consultant.   

Projects that are considering LEED certification after design completion or in construction phase, require a high level of complexity since there are some credits that cannot be fulfilled if not incorporated at the start of the project. While complex, we have been able to guide the team through scenarios like these. Projects that are not designed to LEED criteria from the beginning are more difficult to administer and the scope of work has a tendency to change dramatically.