Lately, Gaia employees have been hard at work earning several different professional accreditations:
In June, Cassidy Green (Project Manager) became a Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC). The Passive House design strategy and certification standard, created by the Passive House Institute, utilizes proven building science concepts for the design and construction of ultra-low energy buildings with excellent indoor air quality.
Also in June, Landon Nemoto (Commissioning Engineer) became a Certified Energy Manager (CEM). CEM is a credential provided by the Association of Energy Engineers and recognized by the US Department of Energy, affirming that an individual demonstrates a high level of understanding for building energy management.
Back in March, Chris McKinley (Senior Project Manager) became a WELL Accredited Professional. WELL is a prescriptive standard that uses the built environment as a function to support human health, wellbeing, and comfort, and it’s been rapidly expanding, with now over 100 million square feet of building space pursuing WELL certification.
Also in March, Katie Luong (Project Assistant) became a LEED Accredited Professional under the BD+C (New Construction) rating system. LEED has been widely recognized for years, but with LEED version 4 now in full swing, we welcome Katie’s expertise on the new requirements, especially in the Materials and Resources credit category.
We are all happy to expand our know-how and offer even more green building services to our clients!