Monica Gonzalez, LEED AP O+M, BD+C
Consulting Department Manager
Sustainable Investment Group (SIG)
Atlanta, Georgia — As of September 2014, Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) announced that the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has designated SIG a LEED® Proven Provider™ for the Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance rating system family. This designation was developed to streamline the LEED project review process for experienced organizations that demonstrate consistent excellence in administering LEED projects.
“Quality is at the core of the LEED certification process, and SIG has exhibited expertise in helping to bring healthy, high-performing buildings to the market,” said Doug Gatlin, vice president of program delivery, USGBC and GBCI. “The LEED Proven Provider model represents a great partnership between SIG and GBCI, because it allows GBCI to maintain a rigorous certification program and gives SIG the opportunity to deliver LEED projects to its clients faster.”
“We see this designation as the ideal win-win-win outcome. It validates SIG’s long-standing great relationship with the GBCI. At the same time, being a Proven Provider builds more trust between SIG and our clients. It’s our hope that the ease this process creates builds a solid foundation for long-lasting relationships with our clients.” Ashish Bagle, LEED AP O+M, BD+C, ND, Consulting Department Manager
LEED Proven Provider is designed to encourage and reward high-quality LEED project submissions to minimize the need for additional work during the project review process. It represents an opportunity for SIG and LEED reviewers to work together to enhance the LEED certification experience, simultaneously allowing SIG to further invest in quality control and continuous improvement and allowing LEED reviewers more opportunities for direct engagement with and support for project teams.
Recently certified LEED projects from SIG include:
Organizations that demonstrate and maintain high-quality project submissions through LEED Proven Provider receive significant benefits, such as greater access to a LEED reviewer and recognition from USGBC for their sustained track record of high-quality project submissions.
Organizations with significant LEED project administration experience (a minimum of six certified projects in a single rating system family) can learn more.
About Sustainable Investment Group (SIG)
SIG is a green building consulting firm, headquartered in Atlanta, whose team members bring years of experience in LEED, design-build commercial construction, real estate development, business efficiencies, and eco training.