Chuck Merritt received his LEED AP certification in 2009 and is able to assist clients with the process of “Going Green”.
Under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, buildings can be designed as Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum depending on the number of credits earned during a LEED application.
As a member of the Long Island Chapter of USGBC, we continue to be involved with such issues as water reduction and sustainable technologies.
What is LEED Certification?
LEED is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance.
There are several different LEED programs. By far the most frequently used is LEED for New Construction and Major Renovation, but the new LEED for Homes program is likely to gain ground quickly. The other main LEED programs are Existing Buildings (operations and maintenance); Core and Shell, for structures that tenants will fit out independently; and Commercial Interiors, which is designed for tenant spaces within buildings that may or may not be LEED certified.