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“LEED Green Associate” and the LEED Green Associate logo are trademarks owned by the U.S. Green Building Council and are awarded to individuals under license by the Green Building Certification Institute
With a LEED Green Associate on staff, Coastal Engineering can provide the knowledge of green design, construction, and operations which provides non-technical expertise to all our projects, as well as the ability to prepare and submit LEED paperwork to the Green Building Council for LEED Building Certifications.
"Certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building or neighborhood development project meets the highest green building and neighborhood performance measures. LEED certification is the internationally recognized distinction that a building or neighborhood development is environmentally responsible, profitable and a healthy place to live and work.

There are both environmental and financial benefits to earning LEED certification, including:
• Lowering operating costs and increasing asset value
• Reducing waste sent to landfills
• Conserving energy and water
• Developing healthier and safer buildings for occupants
• Creating compact and walkable communities with good access to neighborhood
    amenities and transit
• Protecting natural resources and farmland by encouraging growth to be located
    in areas with existing infrastructure
• Reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions
• Qualifying for tax rebates, zoning allowances, and other incentives in hundreds
    of cities
• Demonstrating an owner's commitment to environmental stewardship and
    social responsibility" (Green Building Certification Institute, 2011)
Green Building Certification Institute. (2011). Green Building Certification Institute. Retrieved July 22, 2011, from Green Building Certification Institute
Website:
 http://www.gbci.org/main-nav/building-certification/leed-certification.aspx
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"ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
Results are already adding up. Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy in 2010 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 33 million cars — all while saving nearly $18 billion on their utility bills.

Because a strategic approach to energy management can produce twice the savings — for the bottom line and the environment — as typical approaches, EPA’s ENERGY STAR partnership offers a proven energy management strategy that helps in measuring current energy performance, setting goals, tracking savings, and rewarding improvements.

EPA provides an innovative energy performance rating system which businesses have already used for more than 200,000 buildings across the country. EPA also recognizes top performing buildings with the ENERGY STAR." (Energy Star, 2011)


Energy Star (2011), Energy Star. Retrieved on July 22, 2011, from Energy Star. Website: http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=about.ab_index
Coastal Engineering can assist businesses to gain recognition from Energy Star for lowering their carbon footprint and reducing energy needs; therefore gaininig the recognition from Energy Star for their higher energy performance and low energy consumption.