LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building project meets the highest green building and performance measures. All certified projects receive a LEED plaque, which is the nationally recognized symbol demonstrating that a building is environmentally responsible, profitable and a healthy place to live and work. There are both environmental and financial benefits to earning LEED certification. Certified projects require a very specific skill set to integrate and achieve the necessary green standards put forth by USGBC for creating healthier, more sustainable buildings and spaces. Hardwood Designs is a partner of choice by many developers and companies pursuing LEED certification, and has participated in multiple project levels including the highest recognized LEED Platinum award.

U.S. Green Building Council

Platinum Projects
Duke Smart House 2008
UNC Botanical Gardens (in process) 2009

Gold Projects
RTI Raleigh, NC (certification in-process)

Silver Projects
UNC Williamson Athletic Center 2007
UNC Student Academic Services Building 2007
Duke Fuqua School of Business (in process) 2009