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What is a LEED certification? How Can Douglass Colony Help You Achieve This?

What is a LEED certification?

With all this talk of LEED certifications and accreditations, navigating the landscape of green building practices can be quite confusing.  Let’s take a step back here and define LEED and how these building practices benefit you, your business and the environment.

LEED is defined by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).  It is a Green Building Rating SystemTM that fosters, encourages and accelerates the global adoption of LEED construction and development practices through universally accepted performance criteria.  LEED or green building practices promote the economic health and well-being of your building, the community and the environment.  Businesses employing these green building practices enjoy benefits such as economic, social and environmental gains.

Douglass Colony firmly supports LEED or green building practices.  We have performed work on a variety of notable LEED certified buildings including Davita World Headquarters, Denver Police Crime Laboratory, NREL RSF I and II, St. Mary’s Hospital, and our very own headquarters in Commerce City, Colorado.  Douglass Colony’s headquarter location is Silver LEED certified and features a variety of energy saving measures including 3 different rooftop solar PV systems, sunscreens, and a white roof membrane.  Douglass Colony has completed over 200 LEED projects to date.

Garden Roofing SystemsDouglass Colony offers a variety of products to help your business go green including white/reflective and tan roofing membrane, sunscreens, solar PV, garden roofing, and daylighting.  All Douglass Colony sales representatives are LEED accredited and can help you figure out the best energy-saving options for your building.

To learn more about LEED certifications or green building practices for your building, contact Douglass Colony today at 303-288-2635 or toll free at 1-877-288-0650.

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