LEED Certification Services – Included with Sorensen Partners Projects
Sorensen Partners is equipped to walk you through the process of designing and certifying a building in conformance with the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED Certification guidelines – and thrilled to support you in this choice.
Unlike working with a separate “green building” company to ensure your building’s design features and materials qualify for points in the LEED rating system, hiring Sorensen Partners as your LEED compliance manager will save you time and money, because as your Architect, we are already designing and specifying the sustainable features and materials that are in your building, and advising you on how to pick and design a site that has good potential for sustainable design. In the United States, Architects like Sorensen Partners hire and supervise the work of their structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering sub-consultants on most commercial projects – so we are able to direct the work of our engineers to ensure that their systems designs meet the LEED criteria.
This makes it very straightforward for us to (A) design a sustainable building in the first place; and (B) check off the LEED rating system checklists for Location & Transportation, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materialis & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation, and Regional Priority.
Firm Principal-in-Charge Marie S.A. Sorensen is a LEED Accredited Professional, and will, along with the support of Sorensen Partners staff, be your “project manager” for the LEED certification process if you decide to pursue a LEED certified, silver, gold, or platinum rating for your building designed by Sorensen Partners. An early adopter within the globally-focused 21st century sustainability movement, Marie became a Leed Accredited Professional in 2007, one of the first years the LEED AP test was offered, after the creation of the LEED rating system by USGBC in 2002. Marie was a teaching assistant for the the mega 5-credit “Energy & Environment” course and lab section while a graduate student at UC Berkeley, working under luminaries Dr. Gail Brager and Professor Charles C. Benton.