The U.S. Green Building Council is a non-profit enterprise dedicated to expanding green building practices throughout the country. The council is responsible for the development of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating program that has become the standard for green construction in Texas and around the globe.The original LEED® certification program took more than four years to develop and improvements to the rating system continue to perfect the system. Originally designed as a commercial building and development rating system, the program has recently been expanded to include residential certifications.The LEED® program encourages and accelerates the global adoption of sustainable green building and development policies through universally accepted criteria. The certification process addresses six areas of human and environmental health:• Sustainable sites• Water efficiency• Energy efficiency• Atmospheric efficiency• Material and resource compliance• Indoor environmental air qualityThe North Texas Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council is comprised of approximately 1000 members. These members are committed to the promotion of a sustainable, profitable and healthy building environment in the region.Bob Moore Construction, of Arlington, was the first general contractor in North Texas to achieve the council’s top rating, a Platinum Level membership.The construction firm works with project management, superintendents, builders, developers and architects to assure LEED® green building compliance. The company has a thorough understanding of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating system and has been tested by the U.S. Green Building Council to achieve the prestigious Platinum Level membership.Philip Bell of Bob Moore Construction explained; “Along with this elevated membership level, we look forward to serving our ever-increasing role with USGBC. We currently serve in leadership positions with organizations like the Associated General Contractors of America, Tilt-up Concrete Institute and our professionals can be expected to do the same with USGBC. Our platinum membership reflects our commitment to promoting LEED® certification and green building technologies throughout Texas.”Bob Moore Construction’s pledge has been influential in several North Texas LEED® certifications in recent years. Contractors, developers, architects, real estate managers and the general public support the General Contractor’s responsible conduct.