Sustainability Specialist advances LEED status to Accredited Professional

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Rains Vickery, Sustainability Specialist at ecoPreserve, recently earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional (AP) status. This accreditation, awarded by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) focuses on Building Design and Construction (BD+C).

A University of Florida (UF) graduate, Rains studied Sustainability and the Built Environment. She began her sustainability practices at UF, conducting the measurements and verification necessary for attaining a LEED v4 EBOM certification of the UF Lacrosse Building.

She earlier earned LEED Green Associate certification. Now Rains joins Alberto Brioso, Gary Schlifer, and Jennifer Webb in achieving LEED AP BD+C credentials. The credential requires advanced knowledge in green building design and construction. This expertise is essential in building certification projects, where Buildings that are LEED-certified use less energy and water, saving maintenance expense. At the same time, their Indoor Environmental Quality is greater, providing a better workplace for employees and leadership.

Additionally, six other members of the ecoPreserve team maintain a range of other USGBC accreditations, including LEED Green Associate, LEED AP Operations and Maintenance (O+M), and LEED AP Homes.

Each day, around 1.85 million square feet of green buildings are LEED certified. Accredited Professionals and Green Associates like Rains and her teammates excel in the green building movement and actively participate in it.

ecoPreserve is proud of the knowledge and energy that Rains Vickery brings to our team, and congratulates her for this latest achievement!

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