Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™.
As a certified LEED Consultant we provide LEED certification services for buildings and projects under numerous LEED rating systems which include:
Improve your property portfolio with high performance practices:
LEED is a rating system designed to promote environmental responsibility through better resource management for new construction, building operations and maintenance. The rating system has been developed by U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and is maintained by active memberships, committees, and individual participants throughout the country.
LEED was created to help encourage and promote awareness of green building practices and activities, and it is the nationally accepted benchmark for creating, constructing and operating high performance green buildings. LEED provides building owners and operators the tools they need to make immediate and measurable impacts on their buildings’ performance.
Whole Building Approach: The LEED program promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas:
Buildings in the United States consume one-third of our total energy, two-thirds of our electricity, one-eighth of our water, and transform land that contains valuable ecological resources. In order to protect our nation’s resource supply, we need to come together as a group and make some serious changes. The LEED program was designed to reduce consumption of our nation's resource, reduce harmful emissions, and improve building performance to reduce energy use and cost.
If you are considering the LEED program to increase your resource management, CPG could be a valuable resource for you. Our primary focus centers on improving the resource usage within existing structures, or LEED-EB (for existing buildings).
LEED certification has become a hot topic for individuals and business owners interested in greening up their business practices. Everyone is talking about the LEED program and many are interested in becoming certified. It’s important to understand what an LEED certification really means, equally beneficial to understanding it as well. There are enormous financial, environmental, and public relation advantages for properties that are LEED-certified. CPG can help you become LEED-certified so you can enjoy:
Many underestimate the commitment it requires to undergo the LEED certification process. LEED-EB certification is a very involved, complex process that has many intricate details, processes and requirements. Depending on the type or number of properties you are planning to certify, it could take anywhere between 6-12 months time to complete and just ONE mistake could cost you your entire certification. In addition, the LEED Rating System continually evolves with improved practices and required standards. Throughout the certification process we will continually monitor and track new practices and mandates to ensure your certification process runs smoothly.
Before undertaking the certification process, one option is to perform a LEED GAP Analysis to determine insight on the "gap" between existing conditions and the steps / improvements that need to be put into place to acheive LEED certification. See below for more info on LEED GAP Analysis.
CPG can help you eliminate wasted effort and help you to focus on improving the areas that will make a beneficial impact to all areas of your property portfolio both environmentally and economically.
We can help you determine which of your properties are best-suited or eligible for LEED-EB certifications. Did you know that ENERGY STAR Certification is one of the requirements needed before you can even begin the process? Let us help you strategize your entire certification from beginning to end.
CPG can provide valuable insight into the time commitment, level of effort, possible performance gaps and costs associated with LEED® EB certification. Equipped with this knowledge, clients can make an informed decision regarding the pursuit of certification. Ideal candidates include office buildings with an ENERGY STAR score of 69 or higher, an occupancy rate of 50% or higher and a completed LEED® EB pre-screening questionnaire.
BENEFITS - Why Perform a LEED GAP Analysis?
Identifies prerequisites and credits that appear to be achieved and those required for a recommended level:
CPG Consultants SD
2914 Elm Street
San Diego, CA 92102
We are a member of the San Diego Green Building Council (USGBC San Diego)