Atlantic Irrigation Announces LEED Green Associate Accreditation
Kevin Lewis, Atlantic Irrigation Commercial Projects Manager Earns Industry Credential

White Plains, NY— February 13, 2013 —  Atlantic Irrigation is proud to announce that Kevin Lewis, Commercial Projects Manager, has earned  his LEED Green Associate professional credential. A LEED Professional Credential signifies that you are a leader in the field and an active participant in the green building movement and someone who contributes expertise to the design, construction, operations and maintenance of buildings and neighborhoods that save energy, use fewer resources, reduce pollution, and contribute to healthier environments for their occupants and the community.
 
The LEED Green Associate credential demonstrates a solid and current foundation in green building principles and practices. From marketers to lawyers, landscape architects to education professionals, and product manufacturers to policymakers, LEED Green Associates enjoy a broad understanding of sustainability that bolsters their careers and enhances their lives. The LEED Green Associate credential denotes knowledge of green design, construction and operations.
 
This credential did not come easy.  In order to take the LEED Green Associate exam, Kevin had to meet eligibility requirements and  attend an education program that addressed green building principles. A completion certification from this program was submitted to the USGBC. Upon completing his course work Kevin earned his LEED Green Associates credential by passing a two-hour exam and will maintain credentials through continuing education.
 
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The Water Efficiency Credit Category of LEED focuses on the conservation of a precious natural resources, via the reduction of potable water usage.  A prerequisite for the credit category is to reduce indoor potable water usage by at least 20% and to reduce potable water usage for landscape irrigation by at least 50%, if not altogether.  Such reductions are realized through the use of smarter irrigation practices in design and installation, as well as through the use of proper product specification.  Collection and usage of alternate sources of water for irrigation is also a strongly encouraged approach to conserving potable water supplies.  The most commonly used alternate source of irrigation water is achieved through harvesting rain water at the project site, collecting it in cisterns and dispersing it through the system. 
 
LEED project teams can benefit from consulting with a LEED Green Associate who also has a strong knowledge of the latest technologies in the components of an efficient irrigation system.  This will ensure healthy landscapes are achieved with minimal use of natural resources, while helping to achieve maximum points within the Water Efficiency Category on projects pursuing any level of LEED Certification.
 
Founded in 1976, Atlantic Irrigation is the eastern seaboard leader in Irrigation and Landscape supply. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to increase landscape and irrigation contractor’s productivity and profitability.
 
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