ESD has worked on a sizable amount of LEED-certified projects. So it’s no surprise that, thanks to its Energy+Eco group, the firm has received an important designation related to the certification system.
Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) has designated ESD a LEED® Proven Provider™ – BD+C due to our quality LEED submissions. This designation was developed to streamline the LEED project review process for experienced organizations that demonstrate consistent excellence in administering LEED projects. ESD is one of about 75 companies nationwide with this designation.
“ESD has exhibited expertise in helping to bring healthy, high-performing buildings to the market,” said Doug Gatlin, vice president of program delivery for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and GBCI. “The LEED Proven Provider model represents a great partnership between ESD and GBCI, because it allows GBCI to maintain a rigorous certification program and gives ESD the opportunity to deliver LEED projects to its clients faster.”
LEED Proven Provider is designed to encourage and reward high-quality LEED project submissions to minimize the need for additional work during the project review process. Organizations that 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.