DALTON, GA – Four on the management staff of USFloors have achieved accreditation as a LEED AP certified by the Green Building Certification Institute. Those four include: Deborah Hardin, VP of Sales and Marketing; Patty Ward, West Coast Regional Sales Manager; Bruce Graye, Northeastern Regional Sales Manager; Gary Keeble, Jr., Marketing Manager.
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings as administered by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). USFloors is a member of the USGBC. LEED Professional Accreditation distinguishes building professionals with the knowledge and skills to successfully steward the LEED certification process. LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED APs) have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles and the LEED Rating System. More than 75,000 people have earned the credential since the Professional Accreditation program was launched in 2001.
“As a manufacturer of sustainable, environmentally responsible flooring products like cork and bamboo, it’s important that we continually grow and solidify our commitment to green building products and practices. If we are going to talk the talk, we have to be willing to walk it, ” said Piet Dossche, President and CEO of USFloors, Inc., based in Dalton, GA. “Having USFloors management staff with LEED AP credentials further demonstrates our commitment and accelerates our knowledge of and expertise in green building and design. Having four LEED AP’s on staff at USFloors is a tremendous accomplishment.”
Dossche continued, “As we continue to pursue LEED-EB (Existing Building) certification for our manufacturing facility, having LEED APs on staff with knowledge of the LEED certification process will help streamline our efforts to secure certification. In addition, we will be able to share in-depth, credible knowledge of LEED with our customers that want to tailor product lines that will grow their green building business and help them to become a supply resource for green builders.”
USFloors, Inc. is the only manufacturer of cork and bamboo flooring in the United States. USFloors has an array of solar photovoltaic panels assembled on the roof of its manufacturing facility making it the largest privately-owned solar power generation system in the state of Georgia. USFloors offers the most comprehensive product assortment of sustainable cork and bamboo flooring, as well as unique hardwood floors from managed sources, for the residential and commercial markets. USFloors’ products comply with the Lacey Act and meet or exceed air quality standards established by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
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