"Pest Professionals in LEED Buildings" - Andy Rhodes

Mar 23, 2010, 16:53 PM by User Not Found

Andy Rhodes is currently speaking on LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification. 

What is LEED

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. 

Andy explains the purpose of LEED Certification, here are a few:

  • State required - Silver Certified
  • 3rd party validation
  • LEED Certified building operate more efficiently
Currently Andy is using smoking policy's as an example of LEED Certification. Policies regarding smoking policy, Placing sinage and even down to notifying security as how to handle violators.
In our industry, LEED Certification applies when using a least toxic approach to pest control.
LEED Certification is something I will be blogging more on in the future, its actually a very exciting aspect of what we do in the pest control industry!