Green Certifications & Memberships
 

WW | A Associates holds memberships and certifications in the following organizations:

 



United States Green Building Council (USGBC)

The USGBC is a non-profit organization committed to expanding sustainable building practices. USGBC is composed of more than 12,000 organizations from across the building industry that are working to advance structures that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. Members includes building owners and end-users, real estate developers, facility managers, architects, designers, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, product and building system manufacturers, government agencies, and nonprofits.

 



LEED Certification

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.

LEED® is an internationally recognized green building certification system,  providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

Find out how W | A Associates' LEED Certification can help you.

 



Build It Green

Build It Green is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy- and resource-efficient building practices in California. They offer trusted green building training, tools, technical expertise, and partnership opportunities for key stakeholders including public agencies, builders, developers, architects, contractors, affordable housing advocates, real estate professionals, suppliers, and homeowners.

 



GreenPoint Rated

A program of Build It Green, the GreenPoint Rated system allows homeowners to determine how "green" their homes really are. Think of GreenPoint Rated as a report card for a home. A GreenPoint Rated home is graded on five categories: Resource conservation, indoor air quality, water conservation, community and energy efficiency.

As a Certified GreenPoint Rater, W | A Associates can evaluate a home's green features using the GreenPoint system. GreenPoint Rated rewards building professionals and homeowners who create green homes by allowing them to brand their products with a recognizable, trustworthy seal of approval.

 



ENERGY STAR

Making your home more energy efficient with ENERGY STAR can help to reduce high energy bills, improve comfort and help to protect the environment. Improving energy efficiency is also an important first step for homeowners interested in green remodeling.

As an ENERGY STAR partner, W | A Associates can guide you in making your home more efficient.