Green Building standards have now taken the center stage in many new and existing buildings mainly due to significant benefits owners and facility managers reap. To excel in LEED consulting, you need a competitive and expert third-party LEED consulting and Nearby Engineers is that partner you’ve been looking for.
What Is LEED Consulting?
LEED consulting refers to a third party involvement in your LEED certification endeavors for your new or existing buildings. This third party gives technical expertise and advice on how to optimize your premises to qualify for LEED certification in accordance with various LEED rating systems. We are that much-needed consulting partner you have been looking for to offer you our expertise in LEED projects in Chicago buildings.
LEED certification is issued by the United States Green Building Council after documentations are submitted online for review. These documents must detail the design and construction phase and all other elements needed as a prerequisite before the certification is offered. Existing buildings, for example, need retro commissioning to be considered for LEED certification. Check our services in retro commissioning as well. Our engineers are multi-talented in a spectrum of building services and sustainable design strategies.
We focus more on integrated systems thinking, building lifecycle analysis, technological advancements, and energy modeling, amongst others. Buildings play a huge role in greenhouse emissions and ultimately global warming, and so sustainable design practices are encouraged all over the world. Even more to that, buildings influence climate change and human health. Green Building standards can help play a significant role in improving the quality of life for your tenants and reduce the enormous costs of design, operations, and maintenance.
What Is LEED?
LEED is the acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED is a voluntary program orchestrated by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1998 for the promotion of sustainable design strategies towards greater environmental health and energy conservation in buildings. The program has since gained popularity in many countries around the world with many building owners gaining interest in LEED certifications.
Nearby Engineers remain the advocate of LEED consulting and akin services such as building commissioning and retro commissioning. We’ve been providing LEED consulting services for many years now and our consultants are revered for their expertise and experience in this program.
Why Consider LEED Consulting?
For you to achieve LEED certification if that is your main focus, you need to ensure that your building, from the design to construction and to operations, meets criteria set out by USGBC. LEED certification for new buildings starts from the design phase to the completion of the project. Without technical advice and analysis, it may be hard to implement the sustainable design strategies required by this certification in new buildings. Thus you need a third party involvement.
LEED consulting services will help you achieve the certification as per the rating system. In fact, if you apply for LEED certification with an accredited consultant, you get a point from USGBC. That is an advantage to select professionals to pursue green building standards.
Nearby Engineers is a third party LEED consulting firm catering for all types of buildings and all sorts of LEED rating points. As we highlighted above, there are different types of certifications: for new constructions, existing buildings, neighborhood development, etc.
For your new building, you need to incorporate good building operations from the design phase which will be evident in the systems designed. You will need to upload a bunch of documents on the USGBC website for verification purposes in order to be processed for LEED certification. With the best LEED consultant that can be done on your behalf because the process can be time-consuming to a large extent if you are inexperienced in the process. Our engineers possess unrivaled interpersonal and team building skills to coordinate with various stakeholders in your building projects to achieve green building standards eligible for certification.
LEED certification has a broad scope that needs professional engineers to decipher and implement. In a nutshell, the certification considers how buildings and their systems are designed, constructed and maintained while integrating sustainable design strategies with good practices.