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Green Means Green Awards 2017

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Green Means Green Awards 2017



Jesse Rittenhouse Honored as Green Leader at Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce’s Green Means Green Awards


Weston, FL (April 17, 2017) – The Spinnaker Group is proud to announce that our LEED Project Manager, Jesse Rittenhouse will be recognized with the Green Leader Award at the upcoming Green Means Green Awards Reception by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce on April 27, 2017 from 6pm-8pm at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Registration for the awards reception can be purchased at: http://site.coralgableschamber.org/events/Green-Means-Green-Awards-2017-970361/details

Jesse joined The Spinnaker Group in July of 2016 as someone that we recognized with a strong background in the sustainability community in South Florida and we celebrate with him this achievement. Asked about his reaction to the recognition Jesse said, “It is a true honor to be recognized for the work I have been involved in to further sustainable business practices and environmental nonprofit missions in the Coral Gables and Miami-Dade County areas over the last eight years. I am proud of the accomplishments that I have been a part of and believe that this is as much of a recognition to The Spinnaker Group’s, to the U.S. Green Building Council’s, and to Dream in Green’s great achievements, as it is to me.”

Since joining The Spinnaker Group, Jesse has successfully completed the LEED construction submittal that led to LEED Silver Certification for The Eve at District (District 36), completed the LEED construction submittal for Sunset Office attempting LEED Platinum, and achieved FGBC Designated Professional accreditation.

In addition to Jesse being honored, The Spinnaker Group’s project, the Frost School of Music building at the University of Miami is receiving the Green Building award, after having successfully achieved LEED Platinum Certification. The Green Leader Award has also been given in 2015 to our VP of Sustainable Operations, Jonathan Burgess.

The Spinnaker Group is a South Florida based green-building design and engineering consulting firm whose team of architects and engineers has extensive knowledge in the application of all LEED rating systems.  The Spinnaker Group helps companies achieve green building goals including design consulting, commissioning, specification writing and energy and daylight modeling.  Involved in more than 200 LEED projects throughout the region and internationally, The Spinnaker Group has certified 75 LEED projects.  In 2013, The Spinnaker Group won “Business of the Year” recognition by the South Florida Business Journal, and worked on the first-ever LEED for Neighborhood Development project in Miami, the Miami Design District.  For more information, visit www.thespinnakergroupinc.com.

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, overseen by the U.S. Green Building Council in Washington, DC, is a voluntary, consensus-based national rating system for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings.  LEED addresses all building types and emphasizes state-of-the-art “green” strategies in five areas: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials and resources selection, and indoor environmental quality.  LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED APs) have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building techniques and the LEED Green Building Rating System.