LEED AP® What is a healthy building, and why should that be important to you? We have all heard or experienced stories about healthy hospital stays resultig in devastating situations, especially for those with compromised immune systems.
Florence Nightingale explained in her 1859 Notes on Nursing: "To have pure air, your house has to be so constructed as that the outer atmosphere shall find its way with ease to every corner of it. House architects hardly ever consider this. The object in building a house is to obtain the largest interest for the money, not to save doctors' bills for the tenants."
And indoor air quality and proper ventilation are just the beginning of a healthy environment. You need to know the questions to ask and the issues to look for.
LEED® is the most stringent of all certifications for both commercial and residential structures. Achievement of the LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) designation, is to qualify by experience, as well as pass one of the most difficult professional business exams. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® is a designation managed by the U.S. Green Building Council. Far more stringent than any other Realtor designation or "green" building design, the vast majority of LEED APs today are licensed degreed practicing Architects. Most of us do not consider hiring an architect to accompany us while we explore housing options, but there are many factors you should consider.
Denise van den Bossche, Real Estate Professional since 1985, is a life long advocate of sustainability in the built environment. LEED BD+C,® is the most all encompassing designation of the LEED green building rating systems, the most recognized and respected in the World. LEED BD+C,® has stringent experience standards and an estimated 30% exam pass rate. Denise has achieved and maintained the continuing education for this credential for over twenty years. Her experience includes
- Legacy LEED™ AP (Accredited Professional) LEED BD+C,®
- ENV Sustainable Infrastructure Verifier
- Envision Charter Member, the Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure
- Past Chair Arizona U.S. Green Building Council
- Welcome Event Chair 2008 USGBC Greenbuild conference
- Greenbuild National Program Committee 2006, 2007, 2008
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