A little self-pat on the back: I passed my LEED AP Exam!
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. This certification program represents a part of the USGBC (United States Green Building Council). The program sets the benchmark for the best of green design, promoting strategies that can be implemented to make our built environment more sustainable. LEED is the main means in the United States by which buildings and structures can be certified “green.”
LEED periodically adapts its rating system, so check the USGBC site for the most up-to-date information. Currently, there are 9 different ratings systems for different types of construction projects, with a possible 110 achievable points for New Construction projects.
Aside from making me personally proud, the fact that I passed my LEED exam also benefits Amble because we are collectively striving for the highest standards in green building. We are working towards the the highest LEED rating possible for the development on Isla Palenque in Panama.
I’m looking forward to increasing Amble’s understanding of where and how we can incorporate sustainable building techniques prior to making and finalizing decisions. This way, the concepts of greenness and sustainability become ingrained in our process from the first stroke of the pen, rather than as an afterthought.