Orlando, Fla. – Todd Andrew, founder and owner of Orlando-based commercial general contracting firm Andrew General Contractors, recently earned his certification as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional. The designation is given by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
The USGBC’s LEED accreditation for professionals and LEED certification for buildings promotes a whole-building design approach to sustainability. It recognizes performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED APs) are those industry experts who have demonstrated their knowledge of the LEED Rating Systems through successful completion of certification testing. LEED APs have the knowledge and expertise to facilitate the integrated design process and streamline LEED certification for their projects.
“This certification helps strengthen our qualifications for new construction environmental practices and also is an important component to our business responding to certain RFPs requiring LEED APs,” said Todd Andrew. “Other team members in our company are also pursuing the accreditation.”