There’s an AP for That (The Sequel)
There are many different sustainability related codes, rating systems, and standards in the marketplace today, and even more project types out there! Suffice it to say, Lorax has the ability and know-how to help you with your sustainability goals! We’ve got an AP for that!
And now, in the second quarter of 2017, we have three additional accreditations to boast: a Certified Energy Manager, a Fitwel Ambassador, and three new NGBS Verifiers!
Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
Are you looking for knowledgeable advice regarding energy usage and suggestions for improving your overall energy efficiency? There’s An AP for That! As a CEM, Andrea has the knowledge and skills to evaluate your building’s energy usage and make suggestions for improving your overall energy efficiency. She takes a holistic approach to the entire building’s energy usage to look for ways to make small economic investments for huge energy savings. Since its inception in 1981 by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), the Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) is an individual who optimizes the energy performance of a facility, building or industrial plant. The CEM is a systems integrator for electrical, mechanical, process and building infrastructure, analyzing the optimum solutions to reduce energy consumption in a cost effective approach. CEM’s are often team leaders and help to develop and implement their organizations’ energy management strategies.
Looking for a fresh approach to certification systems that address occupant health and wellness? There’s An AP for That! Katie, a new Fitwel Ambassador, is recognized as a leader and active participant in Fitwel’s healthy building movement. As the concept of occupant health and wellness continues to rise as a priority for building owners and operators, it is no surprise that this new rating system is already being utilized on so many properties. Fitwel has a vision for the future where every building is enhanced to support the wellbeing of its occupants, and surrounding communities. It is a unique building certification system that positively impacts occupant health and productivity through an integrated approach to workplace design and operations.
They may be called Verifiers instead of APs, but we can’t forget about our resident NGBS verifiers! In the second quarter of 2017, Andrea and Tim updated their NGBS accreditation to 2015 NGBS Verifiers, and Hailee has joined the crew as a 2012 NGBS Verifier. NGBS Verifiers, no matter which version of the rating system, work on residential housing projects to verify compliance with the National Green Building Standard. Tim, Andrea, and Hailee do site visits to make sure your construction is going according to plan and check on building product installation. Andrea is even an NGBS Partner of Excellence for 2016! Got a multifamily residential project that is looking for green building compliance? There’s An AP for That!
Constructing a new building or renovating an old one? LEED BD+C is the perfect rating system for a whole variety of building types including schools, core and shell, offices, warehouses, apartments, and more. If you’re ready to get started on your project, There’s An AP for That! Krystal, Andrea, and Tim can tell you everything you need to know about LEED BD+C, they’d love to talk to you about the changes in LEED v4!
Is your building already complete? Want to monitor your operations and make sure your building is working the way it is supposed to? If this sounds like something you might be interested in, There’s an AP for That! Our resident LEED EB O+M experts, Kristy, Katie F, and Katie S will tell you all about how you can certify your existing building. And don’t forget to ask them about a very exciting Existing Building project, M&T Bank Stadium, Home of the Baltimore Ravens!
Do you have a big project? A huge project? Maybe you want a way to get the community involved in your project, or find a way to get the most benefit for the surrounding neighborhood. If this seems like a description of something you’ve got in the works, There’s an AP for That! Call Hailee and ask her about LEED for Neighborhood Development. This rating system focuses on larger, community scale projects, and involves a lot more community involvement than traditional rating systems to get a LEED Certification for the whole neighborhood!
Want to design the healthiest, happiest, most productive building for your tenants? There’s An AP for That. Call Katie F and ask her about the WELL Building Standard. WELL focuses on concepts like air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind, to create a healthy space where people spend the majority of their time. The WELL Building Standard uses innovative, research-backed strategies to advance health, happiness, mindfulness, and productivity in our buildings and communities.
Got a sustainable building project, but looking for an interactive, flexible, and affordable rating system? There’s An AP for That. Krystal can guide you through the Green Globes Certification process as Lorax’s Green Globes Professional. Green Globes can be used for a wide range of commercial, institutional and multi-residential building types including offices, schools, hospitals, hotels, academic and industrial facilities, warehouses, laboratories, sports facilities, and multi-residential buildings.
Guiding Principles Compliance
How do federal agencies assess and measure their compliance with the federal Guiding Principles for sustainability? There’s An AP for That. Kristy can give you a hand — she’s a Guiding Principles Compliance Professional! The Guiding Principles Compliance Assessment Program, offered by the Green Building Initiative, is the first third-party assessment and rating program designed specifically for federal agencies to assess compliance with the federal Guiding Principles.