Summary: Gerard Lee Architects, a full service architecture and planning firm,
walks the talk by achieving certification status with the Alameda County
Green Business Program.
Oakland, CA, United States, 5/9/2008 –
Gerard Lee Architects, a green design firm that frequently provides LEED Administration services recently underwent a battery of evaluations that resulted in the firm earning "Green Business Certification" from the Alameda County Green Business Program.
The program evaluates businesses to verify that their daily ongoing operations is carried out in a manner that is environmentally friendly, energy efficient, reduces pollutants and waste, implements recycling, reuse and other sustainable methods. As architects that regularly promote sustainability and green design, it was felt that the way the firm carried out it's daily task had to be scrutinized by a third party to verify that the firm was doing it's part for the environment and not merely "green washing".
GLA started the application for certification in the summer of 2007 and after completing the evaluation was granted the certificate.
This was a firm wide effort that was lead by the founding principal of the firm.
In tandem with their sustainable approach to design, the firm brought about the same commitment to the way they ran their
daily operations. Some of the methods utilized are listed below:
Gerard Lee Architects is a sustainable design firm that champions “green” design through their mission statement, “Better Communities Through Sustainable Design.” The principal of GLA is LEED accredited, familiar with sustainable alternative construction and well versed in the LEED design and certification process. The firm believes that sustainability should be implemented in house as well as in their building designs.
Please check the firm’s web site for more information about Gerard Lee Architects.
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