How to Find LEED Certified Architects

ECOS 10/28/2015
According to the US Green Building Council (USGBC), "this year it is estimated that 40-48 percent of new nonresidential construction will be green, and 62 percent of firms building new single-family homes report that they are doing more than 15 percent of their projects green. By 2018, that percentage increases to 84 percent." Clearly, green building isn't just a passing phase – it will likely be the status quo in the not so distant future.  LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program managed by the USGBC that recognizes best-in-class green buildings and architects can train to get LEED accredited. Interested in working with one? Here's how to find LEED certified architects.
  1. Refer to the USGBC. As the primary driver of the program, the USGBC website is also a portal of valuable information, including where to find LEED accredited professionals.
  2. Check the Green Home Guide. Another resource from the USGBC, the Green Home Guide has a list of green architects that are searchable by zipcode.
  3. Use Houzz. If you haven't joined yet, Houzz is an amazing site for home design – like Pinterest, but totally focused on the home with the added features of being able to shop and find professionals. Here are some of the amazing LEED certified architects we've found using Houzz and some examples of their work:
Lori Dennis, ASID, LEED AP is an internationally known celebrity Interior Designer, speaker, best- selling author and star of HGTV’s The Real Designing Women. Partnered with SoCal Contractor, a licensed and bonded construction and remodeling company, Lori Dennis Inc. is a full service design build firm. They oversee interior design, landscape, development and construction in residential, hospitality, retail and commercial arenas.
Coates Design Architects of Seattle have ranked BEST OF HOUZZ 2012, 2013 and 2014 and they perform work anywhere in the United States. They have a sterling reputation for offering innovative architectural and sustainable design services for a wide range of projects.
Gerald D. Cowart – Architect, Land Planning, Site Analysis, Historic Preservation, Interior Design, Member of American Institute of Architects - LEED AP -Published in Better Homes & Garden - Southern Accent - Luxury Living - Architecture - Builder Magazine - At Home Tennessee - Audio Video Interiors, Carolina Architecture & Design - Savannah Morning News - New York Times - Atlanta Homes Magazine - Southern Living
  James Wagman's sought-after architectural practice is responsible for some of the most compelling and innovative renovations, restorations, and new buildings at landmark Manhattan addresses.
Johnston Design Group is a nationally recognized leader in sustainable architecture with the express conviction that every building should enhance the well being of its occupants, achieve economy through conservation, and honor the natural resources inherent in every site.
Find us on Houzz to find more LEED accredited architects and green interior designers.

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