Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized certification system that involves a combination of rating systems for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. There are 5 main steps involved in the LEED certification process: choose, register, submit, review, and certify.

First you must choose which rating system to use; some projects will fit perfectly into one of the LEED rating systems and others may have a few that will work for their project.  Next, it’s time to begin the actual process and register.  Registration involves submitting the proper forms and completing payment.  Then you must submit your certification application and pay a fee for review of the certificate, which will depend on the size and type of the project.  The fourth step involves the actual review of the application, and again this process will differ based on the project type.  Lastly, you receive the certification decision, and if you accept the decision your building is LEED certified.  When you receive the certification decision, you can also appeal the decision if you so choose.

Parkwest General Contractors not only can help you by working with the projects LEED AP (Accredited Professional) from the beginning to determine  the exact LEED rating system will best fit your project, they can help streamline the process. Parkwest General Contractors have provided quality construction needs to the commercial real estate and hospitality communities all over California and the western US for years. If you have questions about a construction project or a permit process, please contact Parkwest General Contractors and allow their professional and knowledgeable team to provide expert advice to you and your project.

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