Sigma has developed expertise in the design, construction, and project management of environmentally sound and energy- conserving buildings. Numerous members of our staff have achieved LEED accreditation and are able to provide our clients with expertise in meeting their sustainability and energy-efficient project goals. Recently, Sigma acted as project manager for a 147,000-square-foot community center that achieved LEED Gold certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system that provides third-party verification that a building was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across many metrics.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations, and maintenance solutions. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in the key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water efficiency/savings, energy efficiency/savings, materials selection, improved indoor environmental quality and stewardship of resources as well as sensitivity to the impacts of the process.
While not every client desires to achieve LEED certification on their project, we find that most owners are keenly interested in efficiencies that can be achieved by utilizing this type of design and construction utilizing alternative energies and systems. With several LEED accredited staff on board and further designations such as the Sustainable Building Advisor, Sigma is ready to assist in energy efficient and sustainable projects.