Certifications for a More Sustainable Future

Third-party building certification is a way of recognizing successful high-performing, sustainable projects. We partner with our clients to establish and implement sustainable projects that often include third-party certifications. As part of that process, we provide rating system administration services.

Suite of Services

  • Administration & Facilitation
  • Online Documentation
  • Life Cycle Impact Assessment
  • Energy Modeling
  • Fundamental & Enhanced Commissioning
SF of third-party certified facilities
inpatient healthcare project in U.S. to be LEED Gold certified
third-party accredited staff members

We have expertise in a variety of certification standards.

  • LEED
  • Green Globes
  • Living Building Challenge
  • Envision
  • WELL Building Standard
  • Energy Star
  • Fitwel
the steel canopy over the curbside outside the Charlotte Douglas International Airport terminal during the daytime
the exterior of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute with signage
The brick and glass exterior of the Capitol View building
an exterior view of the Nissan North America Headquarters in Franklin, TN

Charlotte Douglas International (CLT) – Terminal Lobby Expansion

Designed to align with GBI’s Green Globes for New Construction Certification: Two Green Globes, with 95% of construction waste diverted from landfills and a 33% reduction in Lighting Power Density as compared to the baseline. We also contributed to CLT’s Sustainability Plan.

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute – Ambulatory Surgery Center

This leading-edge, LEED Gold facility achieves a 74% reduction in conventional water consumption. Sustainable features include automatic lighting control, high-performance mechanical and electrical systems, and water-efficient landscaping.

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HCA Healthcare – 1100 Charlotte Avenue

Through the careful evaluation of building performance, economics, aesthetics and site-provided resources, the facility achieved LEED Silver certification. The building’s energy utilization is projected to be 20% lower than the average comparable building.

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Gresham Smith – Headquarters

Our headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee is Fitwel certified and features accommodations for bike commuters, a common terrace with green roof, an internal communicating stair, adjustable-height workstations, access to water bottle fillers, and a café with healthy food options.

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Kaiser Permanente – Lutherville-Timonium Medical Center

With 40,000 square feet of solar panels, a green roof, and vertical fins that control heat gain, the sustainable strategies used on this LEED Gold facility are projected to save Lutherville-Timonium Medical Center nearly $1 million in energy costs over 30 years.

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Nissan North America – Corporate Headquarters

At completion, the Energy Star-labeled building’s energy performance rated in the top 25% of facilities nationwide. We performed extensive energy modeling with the goal of maximizing daylight harvesting, reducing artificial lighting and minimizing the impact of solar heat gain.

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