Carter LEEDs in Sustainable-Building Practices

By: Jeff Clayton RPA, SMA, LEED AP, director of technical services at Carter

The built environment has a significant impact on our natural environment, economy, health and productivity. As such, the LEED green building certification program offers us the opportunity to respond to important challenges relative to preserving the environment, eliminating our dependence on non-sustainable and expensive sources of energy and improving human health.  

Clayton_Jeff The LEED Accredited Professional (AP) certification program provides individuals the training and expertise they need to help clients understand the importance of various actions on the built environment.  This knowledge base also allows LEED Accredited Professionals the ability to develop and implement sustainable initiatives and best practices within our own organizations.

Implementing sustainable actions and obtaining LEED certification helps Carter’s client-owners and investors become leaders in the industry, demonstrating a commitment to the environment and to social responsibility.  LEED practices have been proven to reduce operating costs, enhance a building's value and increase return on investment, occupancy and rental rates.  This emphasis on sustainability and energy conservation now will provide dividends for many generations to come.

Today, Carter boasts numerous LEED Accredited Professionals among its various business units.  These associates have honed their skills among 26 LEED projects, including Platinum, Gold, and Silver certified office, educational, interiors, retail, and residential projects, which encompass five million square feet.

Jeff Clayton is responsible for providing overall technical support and oversight for all Carter-managed buildings, as well as implementing environmental, health and safety training programs. In addition, Jeff has overall responsibility for the administration of Carter's web-based software system, CarterConnect, as well as Carter's technical quality assurance program.

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