After 10 years of serving as the world’s most reliable independent third-party Green Building Rating System, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification process has undergone changes necessary to keep pace with the expanding and multi-dimensional green construction movement. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has recently released its newest revisions and modifications to the most widely used sustainable certification program.
Charles Plunkett is the President of Artistic Builders. Plunkett’s firm is the general contractor responsible for the construction of the Full Goods Building at the old Pearl Brewery in San Antonio. The high profile site is pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) and the general contractor is impressed.“A great deal of effort and care goes into any energy-efficient, sustainable-design construction. When a project goes beyond ordinary ‘green’ to actually seek LEED® certification, the degree of attentiveness and accountability increased dramatically.”