LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in March 2000, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations, and maintenance solutions.
C&W realizes that LEED makes business sense, benefiting commercial building owners, tenants, and the environment for generations to come. C&W employees follow LEED “Green Best Practices” on every contracted project they undertake. This generates savings for the building owner–not just initially–but over the life of the building. It also helps stimulate local economic growth and raise environmental consciousness. Certainly a “win-win” for everyone.
C&W is a member of the USGBC and is committed to their approach to construction. We currently have an accredited LEED AP ID&C professional on staff. We encourage our project management team to consult with our Leed professional on each project we undertake.
Many of the buildings we currently work in require LEED “Green Best Practices” to be followed. For example, the Centrum Building, Premier Plaza, 10 Glenlake Parkway, Northpark Town Center, and Parkwood Point.
In 2010, C&W Contracting Services completed a $6.1 million dollar tenant improvement project for Eola Capital and GE Energy Smart Grid. The project earned the LEED Silver Certificate, which is one of the highest levels of certifications offered for a LEED project.