EC2 Helps Chicago Buildings Achieve LEED Certification
Local environmental consulting and building sciences firm helps Chicago’s skyline reach LEED certification through improved indoor air quality (IAQ).
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) was established in 1993 and their LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System has become the leading tool used to rate and certify both new and existing buildings across Chicago and the globe.
“Chicago is not only one of the greenest cities in the country, Mayor Richard Daley has set a high bar for sustainable leadership and green building is a significant part of his commitment,” reported Peter Templeton, Vice President of Education & Research for the USGBC several years ago when the organization picked Chicago to host the 2007 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.
A major component of the LEED certification process is focused on developing healthy and safe environments for building occupants. Such factors as reduced off-gassing from building materials and protection for occupants from airborne irritants such as allergens and mold are all part of the process. Some practices however, like re-using older building materials and reducing energy consumption by decreasing fresh air ventilation, can also have damaging effects.
For residential and commercial property owners looking to achieve LEED certification in the greater Chicago area one name has risen to the top when dealing with indoor air quality issues. EC2, Inc., based in Woodstock, Illinois has successfully completed over 4,000 indoor air quality (IAQ) investigations. The environmental and building sciences experts at EC2 have put their skills at the disposal of property owners, architects and building managers across the Chicago area.
Ed Chambers, the President of EC2 has long been an advocate for healthy IAQ in all types of buildings. “EC2 provides IAQ monitoring and troubleshooting for properties working to achieve LEED certification,” stated Ed Chambers. “From offering mold and allergen testing to formaldehyde off-gassing and particulate analysis, we can help.”
About EC2, Inc.
EC2 is a leading provider of environmental consulting and inspection services for clients across the United States. Based in the Chicago area, the company provides their services to clients ranging from local companies and institutions to international Fortune 500 corporations.
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