LEED Green Associate
William Swafford, Senior Design Specialist for SteelMaster Buildings, has received the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USCGB) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate certification.
Prior to enrollment in the LEED certification program, one must meet stringent eligibility criteria in order to participate. Passing the final exam is also no easy task.
William’s qualification for program enrollment was supported by the fact that he has already designed two LEED-certified SteelMaster green buildings. The first one is World Resource Company in Taiwan, and the second is the City of Austin’s Animal Shelter in Texas.
William stated, “With my interest in all areas of green building structures and alternative green solutions, it was a conscious decision on my part to pursue the LEED course and credentials. For SteelMaster, it was the viable next step and market-driven decision for us to continue on our path as the leader in green steel buildings world-wide. There may be other companies that construct what they refer to as green buildings, but I am confident SteelMaster is the only steel building company with this knowledge, experience and certification to offer our partners and customers.”
The mission of a LEED professional is to select appropriate products that comply with targeted credits for LEED certification, to integrate products into high-performance systems, documentation of product compliance with credit requirements, and working on coherent strategies to attain the ultimate in green performance results.
Further, the GBCI has been credited for undergoing the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accreditation Process for personnel certification agencies. They comply entirely with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
William Swafford has been employed with SteelMaster for over 12 years. He also attended Longwood College where he obtained his Degree in Marketing and Business Administration. He currently resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia.