Lots of people talk about green building. Making it work in practical and measurable ways, however, requires both education and commitment. At Joeris, we’ve found that one of the most reliable and universally recognized systems for measuring both is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Originally developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED provides rating systems for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. For this reason, we pursue LEED certification on projects whenever possible. We also encourage LEED education and accreditation for all project managers, estimators, and senior staff; in fact, we currently have 45 LEED professionals on staff and many others pursuing the required course work.