Certifications & Affiliations

Green & Main Certifications:

LEED Platinum Certification* for Urban Renovation & Development Project.

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Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies intended to improve performance in metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is intended to provide building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

Green & Main Guiding Disciplines:

U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings

The Standards (Department of Interior regulations, 36 CFR 67) pertain to historic buildings of all materials, construction types, sizes, and occupancy and encompass the exterior and the interior, related landscape features and the building’s site and environment as well as attached, adjacent, or related new construction. The Standards are to be applied to specific rehabilitation projects in a reasonable manner, taking into consideration economic and technical feasibility. There are 10 Standards defined by the Department of Interior.

Compliance with the “Living Building Challenge”

The Living Building Challenge is attempting to raise the bar and define the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment, using a benchmark of what is currently possible and given the best knowledge available today. Projects that achieve this level of performance can claim to be among the ‘greenest’ anywhere, and will serve as role models to others that follow.

Follow the “Community Capitals Framework” guidelines for economic development

Green & Main Affiliations:

Center on Sustainable Communities

Center on Sustainable Communities (COSC) is the recognized leader in providing education and connecting resources that empower individuals and communities to make everyday decisions that promote sustainability, resulting in a better quality of life.

Green & Main Founder Chaden Halfhill is a co-founder of COSC and serves as the COSC Board President.

Architecture 2030

Architecture 2030 is a U.S. based, non-traditional and flexible environmental advocacy group focused on protecting the global environment by using innovation and common sense to develop, and quickly implement, bold solutions to global warming

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The Sustainable Sites Initiative

The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) is an interdisciplinary effort by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the United States Botanic Garden to create voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction and maintenance practices.

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