Swinerton In the News

SMC: November 11, 2008

The Next Wave of LEED Certification - Existing Buildings: Operations

Authored by Swinerton Mangement & Consulting Division Manager, Green Consulting Services, Laura Rodormer.


The first big wave in the green building industry began in 2000 when the U.S. Green Building Council launched the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for New Construction (LEED NC). It took another four years to develop a pilot LEED rating system for the current portfolio of buildings -- LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED EB). After several years of working with the LEED EB system and refining it to provide the sought-after value, the new LEED Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance was launched in February.