Weston, FL — January 30, 2015 — Today, The Spinnaker Group announced that the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has designated The Spinnaker Group, a LEED® Proven Provider™ for the Building Design and Construction 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 The Spinnaker Group 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 The Spinnaker Group and GBCI, because it allows GBCI to maintain a rigorous certification program and gives The Spinnaker Group the opportunity to deliver LEED projects to its clients faster.”
“The Spinnaker Group is proud to be chosen to this select group of sustainability professionals” reports Rob Hink, Managing Principal. “This reflects The Spinnaker Groups continuous focus on delivering the highest level of quality to our clients.”
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 The Spinnaker Group and LEED reviewers to work together to enhance the LEED certification experience, simultaneously allowing The Spinnaker Group 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 The Spinnaker Group include:
- Aventura Optima Plaza, a LEED Platinum Class A Office and Medical Building, Aventura, FL
- Arcola Lakes Head Start Center, a LEED Gold early education center, Miami, FL
- University of Miami Schwartz Center, a LEED Gold Center for Athletic Excellence,
Coral Gables, FL
- Mayaguez Veterans Administration Out Patient Clinic, a LEED Platinum facility in
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.
The Spinnaker Group is a 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 more than 85 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.