LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. Eco Edge specializes in providing support services for project teams pursuing LEED certification. Whether a commercial, residential or neighborhood project, we can provide training on the LEED process, design charrette facilitation and management of documentation.
Meeting and Charrette Facilitation
If you are considering a new building or renovation, an important first step is a design charrette. This is a visualization and planning exercise to facilitate an integrated design approach among the project team. These are typically half-day, full-day or even 2-day sessions that result in a set of goals, objectives and initial design criteria.
Training & Workshops
With our extensive experience in the building industry combined with our expertise working on dozens of green building projects, we can provide your team with training on incorporating green techniques and materials into your projects. Understanding this new market will give you a competitive edge. Our workshops range from 1 hour to 8 hours, and we customize the training to fit the needs of your particular project.
Learn how to green your home or business. We will analyze your operation and help you come up with solutions to reduce your environmental impact and invest in strategies that maximize return on investment. Adopting greener practices can save on operational costs, decrease absenteeism and improve employee productivity, satisfaction and loyalty as well as increase sales. Greening your office or building can also result in less turnover and higher lease rates. We start by developing a sustainability policy and plan that fits your particular situation. Then, we can offer a range of options from conducting occupancy surveys to organizing green teams and benchmarking energy performance.
Real Estate CE Courses
If you are a REALTOR® or appraiser, our training will provide you with the information necessary to buy, sell and value green homes. We help you identify what makes a property green, maximize market opportunities and better serve the growing market of green buyers and tenants. Learn about green properties and programs and how they benefit your clients. For more information...