Why Do You Need LEED Consulting?
If you have already bid on or are planning to bid on a project that is trying to gain points for LEED certification, you will be well-served by Burnham’s LEED consulting team. If you speak to a Burnham LEED accredited professional, we will advise you on all of the LEED requirements that are the contractor’s responsibility. We can guide you through the process in a manner that ensures that your building is built to meet LEED standards and that your efforts are cost effective. Then we help you to apply for and get certified by the USGB.
The USGB is the United States Green Building Council, and they oversee the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program. LEED, in turn, certifies buildings through the Green Building Rating System. Contractors are able to gain points for their building by satisfying a number of different green criteria. To gain accreditation, they must gain a certain number of points which are awarded for things like roofs, water systems, or other aspects of their projects.
Burnham’s LEED consulting team, led by a LEED accredited professional, will guide and support you as you choose how to make your building sustainable. We assist you with your entire project, from implementing green strategies to submitting the right paperwork to the USGB. We even study and review different aspects of the project, and help you report those findings to the USGB so that you gain all of the points that you are eligible for. Our analysis can include anything from figuring out the amount of waste that you divert on the project to drafting your Air Quality Management plans to calculating the percentage of local materials that your project has used.
Both the construction team and the owner’s team must submit paperwork. We will help submit that information so that it is done correctly and does not face any delays during the approval process. In addition, we act as a liaison between the two teams to ensure that each team understands their role as well as their partner’s role.
When you turn to the Burnham LEED consulting team, you gain a quality relationship with a LEED accredited professional who can guide you every step of the way. Our guidance will help you identify areas where you can improve green building strategies, qualify for the points that you deserve, and figure out where you can gain additional points. Need help figuring out the logistical aspects of applying for LEED certification? Ask us; we’re here to make sure that your project is approved and accredited as quickly as possible with a minimum of hassles.