Living in the Great Lakes region, we’re spoiled by an abundance of fresh water. Growing up in Michigan, my childhood experience included every house on our block washing down its driveway with a hose every Saturday. I was in out of college before I could brush my teeth with the faucet turned off.
This is a milestone in our work to achieve certification from the US Green Building Council. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design; it’s the government standard used to certify how ‘green’ a construction project is. We are submitting a checklist of items our team achieved during the design phase of the project for review. It represents 25 of the 38 credits we’re attempting to achieve a LEED Gold rating. Gold is second highest rating you can achieve on the LEED scale.