by Alana Spencer
Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) has designated Vanderweil Engineers a LEED® Proven Provider™ for the Building Design and Construction (BD+C) rating system family. This designation was developed to streamline the LEED project review process for experienced organizations that demonstrate consistent excellence in administering LEED projects.
“Quality is at the core of the LEED certification process, and Vanderweil Engineers has exhibited expertise in helping to bring healthy, high-performing buildings to the market,” said Doug Gatlin, vice president of program delivery, USGBC and GBCI. “The LEED Proven Provider model represents a great partnership between Vanderweil Engineers and GBCI, because it allows GBCI to maintain a rigorous certification program and gives Vanderweil Engineers the opportunity to deliver LEED projects to its clients faster.”
LEED Proven Provider is designed to encourage and reward high-quality LEED project submissions to minimize the need for additional work during the project review process. It represents an opportunity for Vanderweil Engineers and LEED reviewers to work together to enhance the LEED certification experience, simultaneously allowing Vanderweil Engineers to further invest in quality control and continuous improvement and allowing LEED reviewers more opportunities for direct engagement with and support for project teams.
At Vanderweil, sustainable design is engrained in our fabric. Over 165 of our projects have been LEED® certified with more than 50% achieving LEED Gold or Platinum, and more than 70 of our employees are LEED® Accredited Professionals. Currently, we have 80+ projects in design that are seeking LEED ® certification, and several more pursuing WELL, SITES, and Passive House certifications. Vanderweil is a committed firm of the AIA 2030 Challenge and one of the very few engineering firms that have consistently provided project data to support the commitment since its inception.
Vanderweil is honored to have been bestowed this renowned designation and will uphold to its highest standards.