A consulting firm headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, CEEPCO Contracting, LLC, delivers professional-level engineering solutions to clients in the private and public sectors. Among its services, CEEPCO Contracting helps clients reach standards of energy efficiency recognized by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.
LEED standards are not exclusive to new buildings but are intended to serve all construction projects in each phase of development. The rating system works by awarding points based on environmentally friendly achievements secured in several areas, including construction, building maintenance, and even neighborhood development. Depending on the points garnered, projects can secure tiered levels of LEED recognition starting with basic certification and ending with the Platinum designation.
Each day, more than 2 million square feet of property achieves LEED certification. In all, there are nearly 6 billion square feet of LEED certified commercial space and nearly 122,000 LEED for Homes-certified residential units. In terms of public facilities, USGBC has certified over 3,000 state and local government projects and approximately 1,850 K-12 school projects.
For more information about LEED, visit the USGBC website at www.usgbc.org.