Philadelphia, PA — July 27, 2015— Today, The Sheward Partnership (TSP) announced that the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has designated TSP a LEED® Proven Provider™ for the BD+C and ID+C rating system families. This designation was developed to streamline the LEED project review process for experienced organizations that demonstrate consistent excellence in administering LEED projects.
“Quality is at the core of the LEED certification process, and TSP has exhibited expertise in helping to bring healthy, high-performing buildings to the market,” said Doug Gatlin, vice president of program delivery, USGBC and GBCI. “The LEED Proven Provider model represents a great partnership between TSP and GBCI, because it allows GBCI to maintain a rigorous certification program and gives TSP the opportunity to deliver LEED projects to its clients faster.”
LEED Proven Provider is designed to encourage and reward high-quality LEED project submissions to minimize the need for additional work during the project review process. It represents an opportunity for TSP and LEED reviewers to work together to enhance the LEED certification experience, simultaneously allowing TSP to further invest in quality control and continuous improvement and allowing LEED reviewers more opportunities for direct engagement with and support for project teams.
Recently certified LEED projects from TSP include:
- CROSSPOINT AT VALLEY FORGE – WAYNE, PA
The Sheward Partnership was commissioned by The Davis Companies to serve as the Sustainability and LEED Consultant on the major renovation and expansion project of the existing 530 and 580 East Swedesford Road commercial office buildings. The project achieved LEED Gold certification under the LEED 2009 for Core & Shell Development Rating System. The project involves a completely new building envelope with an extensive connector addition to integrate the currently separate buildings into a single Class A corporate complex.
- MANKO GOLD KATCHER FOX, LLP – BALA CYNWYD, PA
The Sheward Partnership was commissioned by Manko Gold Katcher Fox to serve as the LEED and Sustainability Consultant on their new 20,000 square foot headquarters in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. MGKF chose to relocate their office suite to another floor in the same building. The project included interior glazed partitions to allow daylight to penetrate deep into interior spaces. Reclaimed hemlock lumber was locally sourced from an old building for entry signage and the lobby coffee table. The project was awarded LEED Gold certification under the LEED 2009 for Commercial Interiors Rating System. The project is separately metered, and Manko Gold Katcher Fox is saving 50% on utility costs when compared to their previous office suite in the same building.
- CLOROX – ABERDEEN, MD
The Sheward Partnership was commissioned by Liberty Property Trust to serve as the LEED and Sustainability Consultant on the new 955,000 square foot industrial facility located in Aberdeen, Maryland. The Sheward Partnership is responsible for guiding the design and construction team through the LEED process under the LEED 2009 for Core & Shell Development Rating System. The project incorporates such sustainable features as T5 high output interior lighting and exterior LED lighting.
Organizations that demonstrate and maintain high-quality project submissions through LEED Proven Provider receive significant benefits, such as greater access to a LEED reviewer and recognition from USGBC for their sustained track record of high-quality project submissions.
Organizations with significant LEED project administration experience (a minimum of six certified projects in a single rating system family) can learn more.