LEED Accredited Architect in Northfield

June 5th, 2007 by Peter Schmelzer

My studies of sustainability in architecture are now reflected in a new credential; Yesterday I passed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accreditation exam.

As such, I am now the only LEED Accredited Architect in Northfield. Here’s what accreditation means:

LEED Professional Accreditation distinguishes building professionals with the knowledge and skills to successfully steward the integrated design and LEED certification process.

LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED APs) have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles and familiarity with LEED requirements, resources, and processes.
–USGBC Website

For our clients, this credential is an assurance or our professional intent to both promote green building design and to do it.

Interestingly enough, I received this (LEED catches on in Minnesota) in the e-mail this morning from my brother Paul (Thanks, Paul!) LEED is alive and well in Minnesota!

Contact us today to discuss how your buildings can be better.

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2 Responses to “LEED Accredited Architect in Northfield”

  1. glorybound Says:

    I see you are using a 3D program… is it a Building Infomation Model (BIM) application? If so how are you using it to aid your studies in LEED? It is great seeing architects using technology to their advantage, which gives the client a much better design.

  2. Peter Schmelzer Says:

    We have not yet ventured in BIM since our software is not a full-scale online multi-disciplinary collaboration tool.

    Thanks for your input.