What does it mean to be LEED Certified?

LEED_AP.jpgLEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program developed by the U.S. Green Building Council that recognizes best-in-class sustainable building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification, silver, gold or platinum. According to the USGBC, there are nine key areas measured by LEED:

  • Sustainable Building Sites
  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy and Atmosphere
  • Materials and Resources
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Location and Linkages
  • Awareness and Education
  • Innovation in Design
  • Regional Priority

Winkelman Building Co. LLC has numerous sustainable construction projects that are LEED Certified or built to LEED standards, including our own office building.

Jay Vogel, LEED AP, CHC Senior Estimator

Jay joined Winkelman Building Co. LLC as an Estimator in 1997, and has since worked on projects across a number of industries in the public and private sectors. His experience in commercial construction began in 1994 as a general laborer. Jay’s full-time responsibility is strictly in estimating and bidding. Read more

Robbie Schultz, LEED AP, CHC Senior Project Manager

Before joining Winkelman Building Co. LLC in 2004, Robbie spent more than six years managing school and university construction projects in North Dakota and Ohio for one of the nation’s leading school builders, Barton Malow. Read more