BOSTON — October 17, 2006 — Steven Roy, Geosyntec Associate, recently earned his Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional (AP) credentials. LEED, a nationally accepted program developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, provides standards which promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.
As a LEED Accredited Professional, Roy can now provide assistance and guidance on energy saving and environmental performance to ensure that projects incorporating new construction will be located and built in a sustainable manner, ensuring environmental and energy efficiency benefits. In addition, with LEED credentials, clients recognize that Geosyntec can assist them in registering and certifying a project through the LEED program.
"Energy savings and sustainable environmental design have been an area of interest and is becoming more important for developers in the future," said Roy. "My training and project experience in Low Impact Development have led me down this path to become a LEED Accredited Professional to ensure that I have the proper training and access to resources so our designs are energy efficient and environmentally sustainable."
Roy has over 26 years of professional experience in environmental program management and administration. He earned his M.S. in water resources at the State University of New York and B.S. in forest hydrology from the University of Massachusetts.
To learn more about LEED, visit the U.S. Green Building Council website at http://www.usgbc.org .