M Moser among GBCI’s first LEED® Proven Providers™
18 November 2014, Global
LEED certification of sustainable workplace interior and base building projects is faster and more direct than ever with the Green Building Certification Institute’s (GBCI) designation of M Moser Associates as a LEED® Proven Provider™.
As one of the first eight Proven Providers for Interior Design and Construction rating system, M Moser can provide clients with a streamlined LEED project review process and a quicker path to certification.
“One of the many things we’ve heard from customers is that the LEED review process can be complex,” explains Doug Gatlin, Vice President of Program Delivery, USGBC and GBCI. “LEED Proven Provider rewards organizations that are submitting great LEED applications while speeding up the review process, which is a benefit that participants can pass along to their clients.”
Prior to its recent launch, criteria and guidelines for the Proven Provider scheme were developed over two years by the GBCI (part of the US Green Building Council) with participation from M Moser. Only experienced organisations that demonstrate consistent excellence in administering LEED projects can qualify as Proven Providers.
“Quality is at the core of the LEED certification process, and M Moser has exhibited expertise in helping to bring healthy, high-performing buildings to the market,” says Doug. “The LEED® Proven Provider™ model represents a great partnership between M Moser Associates and GBCI, because it allows GBCI to maintain a rigorous certification programme and gives M Moser the opportunity to deliver LEED projects to its clients faster.”
Elaine Fang, M Moser’s Manager – Sustainability Advisory Service, adds: “LEED certification of interior or base building projects is important for an increasing number of our clients around the world. Over the years we have continuously improved our in-house expertise to help them achieve this goal while minimising any additional time and cost associated with sustainable design.
“As a LEED® Proven Provider™ for the Interior Design and Construction rating system, we can now minimise the need for additional work during the project review stage, and make our clients’ path to certification even smoother.”
To date, M Moser has completed over 100 LEED-certified projects around the world including design and construction of Gold certified new build architecture and both Gold and Platinum certified interior design and construction. Approximately 40% of all LEED certified corporate interior projects in mainland China were designed and built by M Moser. The company also recently achieved the first-ever LEED Platinum certified workplace on the African continent.