LS3P earned a spot on the 2014 Engineering News Record (ENR) list of Top Green Firms. The annual ranking measures projects which are “registered with and actively seeking certification from third-party ratings groups under objective sustainable-design standards.” According to ENR, green design grew by 13.3% industry-wide last year as measured by total project revenue, and the sector continues to grow. LS3P was ranked number 91 on the list.
Sarah Corbitt, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Green Globes Professional, is Chair of the LS3P’s Green Core Competency Board. “Architecture that is successful over time is beautiful and functional; sustainable design choices are an opportunity to align design choices with long-term success and functionality,” she states. “It’s rewarding to see building owners and users as beneficiaries of the triple bottom line, due to decisions which generate benefits for the environment, communities and businesses. These are buildings which people are proud to have in their communities, and that building owners are glad to have in their portfolios. LS3P is proud to be part of the design team delivering these beautiful, remarkable projects.”
LS3P has completed over 13 million square feet of LEED® Certified projects to date, with 122 LEED accredited professionals and 11 Green Globes Professionals on staff. LS3P has also adopted the AIA 2030 Commitment, which is focused on reducing building energy consumption, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, conserving water, and improving air quality for all buildings. Recent sustainable projects include the LEED Certified Piedmont Technical College Newberry Center in Newberry, SC (pictured above); the LEED Gold Monteith building in Wilmington, NC; and the Nursing and Science Center at Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC, which is seeking LEED Silver Certification.