LEED Certification: Gausman & Moore’s exceptional commitment to sustainable design is demonstrated by 15 of our staff being LEED Accredited Professionals (AP) and having completed more than 100 certified projects.Our experience at this process helps less experienced architects be more successful working through their first certified buildings. It’s also appealing to young professionals eager to work for a company committed to designing buildings that are more sustainable and are helping to reduce global warming, climate change, and pollution.There is another program, B3 SB2030, that parallels LEED and is exclusive to Minnesota. The program is for state buildings that are either built or significantly remodeled using state bonding money. The program is monitored by the University of Minnesota Center for Building and Sustainable Research. The B3 (Buildings, Benchmarks and Beyond) program sets benchmarks for building performance by building type that become increasingly lower as they approach the year 2030 at which time all buildings are expected to be net-zero energy.The US Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) are non-profits who manage the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. Design professionals can pass tests and become “accredited professionals.” Building projects are “certified” by GBCI at various levels based on their performance at certified through platinum levels. Whatever level of certification you’re aiming for, we can help.