The Bellingham Business Journal
RMC Architects partner, Brad Cornwell, along with staff members Tony Cava, Pete Sutherland, Jason Willard, and Neil McCarthy have passed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) exam for the U.S. Building Council.
The credentials allow these architects to incorporate green building practices, technologies and design strategies into their work and participate in the building industry with environmental interests in mind.
LEED certification is the most popular of several national rating systems and has provided a measurable standard for green buildings for over a decade. Reduced energy and water consumption, improved indoor-air quality and access to daylight are all part of the LEED rating system and create healthier places to live, work and play.
“As a firm, we believe it is important to demonstrate our commitment to the environment by supporting our staff in obtaining these green credentials and applying that knowledge to as many projects as the marketplace allows,” Cornwell said.
RMC’s design staff is now over 80 percent LEED certified and is working on becoming 100 percent certified by the end of this year.