William Raveis Agent Earns LEED AP Homes Designation

William Raveis Real Estate in Darien, Connecticut now has a US Green Building Council accredited professional in green building. The LEED AP Homes specialty designation focuses on sustainable building and building science in the residential home sector.

David Popoff, real estate agent at William Raveis Real Estate in Darien, Connecticut has earned his LEED AP Homes Professional Credential. David is part of a select group of architects, builders, home suppliers and other industry professionals nationwide who have earned the LEED Accredited Professional (AP) specialty designation, identifying him as someone with knowledge of the best strategies for incorporating green building principles. Other LEED AP specialty Professional Credentials are:

? Green Associate (prerequisite for LEED AP)
? Building Design & Construction (commercial)
? Operations & Maintenance
? Interior Design & Construction
? Neighborhood Development
? LEED Fellow

Connecticut currently has only nine LEED AP Home professionals with a total of 248* in the United States. LEED is an international rating system and there are 143,874* total LEED Professionals worldwide. (* as of July 1st 2010)

LEED AP specialty graduates are required to maintain their designation by completing 30 hours of continuing education every two years with 6 hours being LEED specific and the remaining pertain to green building activities.

David is combining his passion of real estate and quality building at William Raveis with an emphasis on Green Building technology. In conjunction with his LEED AP Homes accreditation David has also earned the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) designation of Certified Green Professional (CGP). He is an active member of both the Connecticut chapter of the Green Building Council and the Fairfield County chapter of Home Builders & Remodelers Association (HBRA).

The LEED AP program was developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) providing continuous, update reference & educational material. The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) is responsible for credential updates, continuing education credits and exam for the LEED AP program.

LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, certification program for new and remodeled buildings encourages the process of a holistic approach to sustainable green building. USGBC's LEED certification is a voluntary participation program that has created a step by step process for implementation of strategies for better environmental and health performance of building.

Current LEED programs available are:
? LEED Homes
? LEED Neighborhood Development
? LEED for New Construction
? LEED for Core & Shell
? LEED for Commercial Interiors
? LEED foe Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance
? LEED for Schools
? LEED for Retail

LEED is a voluntary certification program that can be applied to any building type and any building lifecycle phase. It promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in key areas:
? Location & Linkages
? Sustainable Sites
? Water Efficiency
? Energy & Atmosphere
? Materials & Resources
? Indoor Environmental Quality
? Innovation in Design
? Regional Priority
? Awareness & Education.

USGBC is a consensus non-profit organization started in 1993 with a diverse membership comprising more than 14,000 companies and organizations. USGBC is a volunteer member designed organization that is committee based and member driven to promote green building and science.


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