Why there are fewer LEED-certified construction projects today
By: Smet Construction Services, Inc.
There was a time when green building practices were an uncommon component of commercial construction projects, and when sustainability and environmental impact were not a primary concern of builders and company owners. Over the years that mindset of green construction companies and Smet Construction Services, Inc. has changed dramatically.
Thanks mainly to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the most widely recognized building rating system in the world, the standards for green construction companies have become commonplace for building projects.
LEED grew out of the establishment of the U.S. Green Building Council, established in 1993. In 2000, LEED officially began recognizing construction projects noteworthy for exceptional environmental and health performance.
"Adhering to good building practices every day means that our standard projects are already green," says Scott Smet, owner and CEO of Smet Construction in Green Bay. "It used to be that many of the initiatives promoted by LEED were just too costly for many companies to justify. Now, many of those certification requirements have become inherent components of construction technology and design."
Green construction companies and good building practices are good business for everyone. Talk to Smet Construction today to learn how we can promote green building for your next construction project.
About Smet Construction Services, Inc.
Smet Construction Services, Inc. is a third-generation building contractor specializing in adapting the design-build and construction management project delivery methods. They work to form a unique partnership with their customers in designing and building their industrial, commercial or specialized construction projects.
For more information, contact a member of our business development team at (920) 532-3828 or visit smet.com.
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