MacKay Earns U.S. Green Building Council LEED Green Associate Designation
Renier Construction today announced that Renier Project Executive Michael G. MacKay has earned the LEED Green Associate credential from the U.S. Green Building Council.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification that provides third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance. The LEED Green Associate certification is awarded to professionals who demonstrate the ability to understand and support green design, construction, and operations.
“Mike has a long history of incorporating green building practices into design and construction for all his clients – whether they are LEED rated or just seeking to become more energy efficient. This credential will add additional value for clients seeking sustainable solutions,” said William Heifner, president of Renier Construction.
MacKay was responsible for the planning and installation of the first two commercial wind turbines in Columbus and Delaware, and completed the first LEED certified building in Johnstown for Thirty-One Gifts headquarters.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. buildings consume 39% of total energy and more than 70% of electricity annually. Building owners and managers continue to seek potential cost savings that can be achieved by incorporating LEED initiatives into building operations and renovations.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.