LEED & Green Building

LEED

Fitts & Goodwin employees share a strong dedication to the preservation of the environment. All clients are offered LEED certification for their projects. Those electing to proceed are guided through the certification process by LEED accredited staff members, working with the design professional.

LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: Sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

LEED for Building Design and Construction

LEED for New Construction & Major Renovations is a rating system that can be applied to commercial, institutional and residential buildings of four or more stories. The rating system has been applied to office buildings, manufacturing plants, hotels, laboratories and many other building types.

LEED for Schools recognizes the unique nature of the design and construction of K-12 schools, and, in addition to the environmental and health goals targeted by all LEED rating systems, LEED for Schools also addresses issues such as classroom acoustics, master planning, mold prevention and environmental site assessment. By addressing the key needs of school spaces and children’s health issues, LEED for Schools provides a comprehensive tool for high-performance schools that are healthy for students, comfortable for teachers and cost-effective for budgets.

LEED for Retail: New Construction is designed to provide certification paths for ground-up retail construction and recognizes the unique nature of the new construction retail environment, addressing the different types of spaces that retailers need for their distinctive product lines. The rating system was developed with the help of members of the retail industry and a committee of industry experts.