In October of 2009, SHP celebrated receipt of LEED Silver certification for Pleasant Ridge Montessori- the first LEED certified public K-12 school in the state of Ohio. That first LEED project was not an accident or a whim. It was the result of dedication by SHP Leading Design, the Ohio School Facilities Commission, and Pleasant […]
I am not always an early adopter, but I did “opt-in” to the new LEED AP with specialty credential pretty quickly after it was launched in 2009. Primarily, I needed to be able to confidently advise my co-workers on the brand new credential and associated continuing education requirement and provide an opinion on if they […]
I apologize for being a little late to the party on this one, but summer is getting away from me! It was announced on July 2 that LEED v4 has been approved and will be officially launched this fall (likely in conjunction with Greenbuild). This latest version of LEED went through several drawn out public […]
This year, I am speaking at NeoCon (literally right this moment thanks to timed posting on the blog!) about selecting furniture and finishes with LEED in mind. As designers, we are often inundated by inaccurate and sometime laughable information from product reps about how their products can contribute to LEED certification. My one hour session […]
I try to review all of the addenda to the LEED Rating Systems and Reference Guides on a regular basis, but it’s a pretty big job. If you’ve been working on LEED projects and haven’t reviewed the available addenda recently, I really encourage you to do so- there are some fairly recent addenda that can […]
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