Sustainable Consulting & Certifications Programs
Reynolds takes great pride in the ability to work with owners to ensure that their sustainability and certification goals are met, while at the same time providing them with a building that operates efficiently and minimizes its environmental impact.
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED® program recognizes best-in-class construction strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, construction projects must satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.
LEED certification has benefits for businesses in all markets. The program was created to improve overall environmental performance and energy efficiency over the lifecycle of a building. Working with a sustainability consultant during the LEED certification process helps identify opportunities for conserving water, integrating alternative energy solutions and reducing your reliance on fossil fuels. In doing so, you not only reduce your carbon footprint, but you lower your operating costs, too.
Becoming LEED Certified
Reynolds offers our clients in-house LEED accredited professionals who have experience with multiple projects that have earned LEED certification. Our team of LEED accredited professionals provide our clients the ability to:
- Initiate their project in LEED online
- Provide client registration
- Conduct LEED goal setting sessions
- Perform design charrettes
- Develop LEED specifications
- Ensure that all contractors understand documentation requirements
- Submit credit interpretation requests (CIR’s) to the USGBC
Reynolds’ sustainability consultants will work with you throughout the LEED certification process. Through collaborations with owners, architect, contractors and other stakeholders, we aim to find cost-effective solutions that deliver the most value and best results. An advanced understanding of building science and sustainability, as well as more than two decade’s experience in sustainable consulting, informs our approach.
We also provide project management support to streamline your path to LEED compliance. Our extensive in-house resources are critical to ensuring we meet your goals, respect your timelines and stick to your budget.