In a potential first for a ready mixed producer, Minnesota-based Cemstone Products Co. reports that one of its staffers has been designated a U.S. Green
In a potential first for a ready mixed producer, Minnesota-based Cemstone Products Co. reports that one of its staffers has been designated a U.S. Green Building Council (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) LEED Accredited Professional. Engineered Sales Representative John Lee, P.E., can assist Cemstone customers on requirements needed for their projects to achieve LEED certification. The accreditation enables him to provide a complete framework for assessing building performance and the implementation of strategies for sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality related to the use of ready-mixed concrete and concrete related products.
We’re at the forefront of developing and utilizing products such as insulating concrete forms and performance-based concrete mixtures that employ high volumes of recycled materials and can assist architects and builders achieve LEED certification, says Cemstone President Thor Becken. Cemstone is dedicated to maximizing our customers’ cost savings and tax benefits derived from constructing buildings that are environmentally sound and serve as healthy places to live and work.
Lee completed the LEED Professional Accreditation exam, which measures understanding of the Green Building Rating System and ability to streamline LEED certification. Currently oriented around LEED Version 2.1, the exam consists of 73 randomly delivered, multiple choice questions, and must be completed in 1 hour and 45 minutes. Additional information on the exam is available in the LEED Professional Accreditation Candidate Handbook, which can be downloaded from the U.S. Green Building Council web site, www.usgbc.org.
LEED is the national recognized rating system for the design, construction and maintenance of sustainable, high-performance buildings. The rating system was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, and the LEED certification is increasingly playing a role in public and private nonresidential construction.