LEED Certification

LEED
Certification

ASAP is a pioneer in LEED. Our team has helped to develop the LEED Rating System and LEED Volume program since inception. Our team has certified more than 1,700 projects in over 20 countries around the world and all 50 U.S. States. ASAP is a global leader in LEED certifications and Volume implementation.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is the foremost coalition of leaders working to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated and is committed to a sustainable, prosperous future through LEED, the leading program for green buildings and communities worldwide. ASASP’s team were early adopters and industry pioneers in LEED and thought partners with the USGBC. ASAP is currently working on achieving our Proven Provider status for both LEED BD+C and LEED ID+C. LEED Proven Provider is designed to reward experienced organizations that demonstrate successful and consistent performance in the LEED Project Administrator role in LEED Online by submitting documentation that is high quality and free of errors. With this designation, our Clients will benefit from an enhanced certification experience with streamlined reviews saving time and money.

LEED helps buildings to focus on efficiency and leadership to deliver the triple bottom line returns of people, planet and profit. Today’s version of LEED, LEED v4.1, raises the bar on building standards to address energy efficiency, water conservation, site selection, material selection, day lighting and waste reduction. LEED is the world’s leading green building project and performance management system, delivering a comprehensive framework for green building design, construction, operations and performance.
Projects pursuing LEED certification earn points for various green building strategies across seven categories: Integrative Process, Location and Transportation, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation and Regional Priorities. Based on the number of points achieved out of 110, a project earns one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum.

The ASAP Team has extensive experience with the USGBC’s various LEED rating systems. ASAP is able to provide a full spectrum of integrated Sustainability and LEED consulting services including: LEED Project Management; LEED Volume Program/Portfolio Management; Design Team & Contractor LEED support services including preliminary assessment of LEED goals; facilitation of eco-charrettes; communication with all project stakeholders regarding the LEED process; maintenance of LEED scorecard; research of innovative green products, vendors, and technologies; and management of the entire LEED registration, documentation, submittal, and certification process. We also work with Arc to streamline LEED certification and recertification. ASAP provides LEED documentation for mechanical and electrical prerequisites. We also pre-review and provide quality assurance of LEED submissions before officially submitting to GBCI for review. This can be a good investment to minimize the number of review comments from GBCI and ideally get most prerequisites and credits awarded at the Preliminary Review phase.

LEED Volume certification is designed to streamline certification processes and costs across an organization’s building portfolio, while preserving LEED’s rigor. Participants in LEED Volume certification complete precertification of a prototype, which is a conceptual building or framework that can then be applied across a group of projects that have major elements in common, and can therefore pursue a common set of credits within a single LEED rating system. ASAP is one of the foremost industry leaders in the global application of LEED Volume with over 1,600 Volume certifications in 22 different countries and in all 50 US states. We are experts at assisting clients to establish sustainability standards, training and processes to successfully execute LEED Volume across their real estate portfolios.

The Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) is an independent certifying and credentialing agency, that has managed the certification of more than 3 billion square feet of real estate and the credentialing of nearly 190,000 green building professionals (a number that is almost equivalent to the number of architects in the U.S.) GBCI has grown to administer 8-9 additional complementary rating systems to LEED that cover nearly every facet of the sustainability industry. ASAP’s team has been members of numerous GBCI, LEED and WELL Exam Committees chosen to review current exams and write new exams for updated versions of the Standards.

LEED Fellow is the most prestigious designation awarded by Green Business Certification, Inc. globally. LEED Fellows are LEED APs who have acquired significant technical knowledge and skills—and they have a history of exemplary leadership, impactful commitment, service, and advocacy in green building and sustainability. LEED Fellows are nominated by their peers, undergo an extensive portfolio review, must have at least 10 years of experience in the green building industry and hold a LEED AP with specialty credential, among other requirements. ASAP has 3 LEED Fellows on our team. Our Founder & CEO is active in the Fellow program and sits on the Fellow Selection Committee annually.

The USGBC-Los Angeles Chapter is about people – passionate, practical, and informed professionals and advocates who work together to transform Southern California into a more sustainable region for all. ASAP Founder & CEO, Jennifer Berthelot-Jelovic has been a Member of the Chapter for over 10 years. Jennifer was a Board Member for 6.5 years as both Secretary and Vice Chair. She has been an active member of countless committees and volunteer events through the years and acts as an Advisor and Partner to the Chapter.

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) membership is essential in developing and evolving LEED—the world’s most widely applied standard for sustainable building. ASAP is a Silver Level Member, passing through our Member discounts on USGBC products to our Clients.

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