Leonardo Academy, Inc. Named LEED® Proven Provider™ by Green Building Certification Institute

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Leonardo Academy, Inc. Named LEED® Proven Provider™ by Green Building Certification Institute

Status Acknowledges Leonardo Academy, Inc.’s Role as High-Quality LEED Project Administrator
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 2:15pm

CAMPAIGN: Sustainable Buildings: LEED® Certification

CONTENT: Press Release

MADISON, Wis., May 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Leonardo Academy, Inc., The Sustainability Experts® announced today that the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has designated them as a LEED® Proven Provider™ for the LEED O+M rating system family. This designation was developed to streamline the LEED project review process for experienced organizations that demonstrate consistent excellence in administering LEED projects. 

“Quality is at the core of the LEED certification process, and Leonardo Academy has exhibited expertise in helping to bring healthy, high-performing buildings to the market,” said Doug Gatlin, vice president of program delivery for USGBC and GBCI. “The LEED Proven Provider model represents a great partnership between Leonardo Academy and GBCI, because it allows GBCI to maintain a rigorous certification program and gives Leonardo Academy the opportunity to deliver LEED projects to its clients faster.”

“Leonardo Academy is excited to earn recognition as a LEED® Proven Provider™,” says Michael Arny, Leonardo Academy President. “We’ve always made sure our LEED work is of the highest quality from the very beginning as the inaugural reviewer for LEED for Existing Buildings in 2002, and we’re proud to continue to be recognized as a leader in the LEED Operations and Maintenance rating system family. We are ready to put this recognition to work in both initial certification and ongoing recertification projects.”

Organizations that demonstrate and maintain high-quality project submissions through LEED Proven Provider receive significant benefits, such as greater access to a LEED reviewer and recognition from USGBC for their sustained track record of high-quality project submissions.

The LEED Proven Provider program is designed to encourage and reward high-quality LEED project submissions and to minimize the need for additional work during the project review process. It represents an opportunity for Leonardo Academy and LEED reviewers to work together to enhance the LEED certification experience, simultaneously allowing them to further invest in quality control and continuous improvement and providing more opportunities for direct engagement with and support for project teams.

One outstanding project example includes:

  • Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, WI designed by Frank Lloyd Wright:
    • Leonardo Academy helped Monona Terrace earn Gold Level Recertification in 2015
    • Leonardo Academy continues to help Monona Terrace prepare for LEED Platinum Level LEED Certification in 2020
    • Click here to view the Monona Terrace project case study

About Leonardo Academy

The nonprofit Leonardo Academy helps organizations and corporations quantify their current environmental impacts and develop sustainability practices to enhance their environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic prosperity. Leonardo Academy strives to make sustainability practical for everyone by developing new tools and supporting the entire sustainability cycle: planning, implementation, tracking achievements, and repeating for continuous improvement.

Leonardo Academy's sustainability services range from green building operations, to LEED certification, to emissions reductions, to organizational sustainability. Their new American National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture, ANSI/LEO-4000 aims to drive increased sustainability in the food and fiber industry. 

Contact

Michael Arny, President
+1 (608) 280-0255
Leonardo Academy, Inc.
Maren Meyers
+1 (608) 280-0255
Leonardo Academy, Inc.
Keywords: Awards, Ratings & Rankings | Environment | Green Infrastructure | LEED | LEED Proven Provider | Leonardo Academy | The Green Building Certification Institute | sustainability consulting

CAMPAIGN: Sustainable Buildings: LEED® Certification

CONTENT: Press Release

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