LEEDing the Way: Enclosures and How LEED Can Benefit You

Safe-T-Cover is a leader in the enclosure industry, not simply because our aluminum enclosures are the best option for covering and protecting pumps and backflow preventers, but because of our commitment to the highest professional standards, including LEED Professional Accreditation.

Our team has featured LEED PAs for almost 15 years now and, while it was a buzz term and a hot topic then, it also reflects our commitment to ongoing education and staying on top of industry trends. LEED certification and accreditation, as it turns out, are more than fads. They’re here to stay.

LEED: More Than a Badge On a Building

LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – first appeared on the scene in 1998, five years after the formation of the US Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED 1.0 was the result of years of research and developing criteria that would serve as the basis for LEED iterations to come. 

Today, LEED 4.1 is the established standard for certification. Beyond construction and design-based environmental impact, LEED’s scope is expanding and influencing more than green projects and decarbonization, involving the green economy, community resilience, ESG initiatives and beyond.

Leaders LEED: Why We Choose LEED, and Why You Should, Too

Many of the above stated aims are well-aligned with Safe-T-Cover’s commitment to community and environmental stewardship, our partnership in and advocacy for AWWA’s Water 2050 and our commitment to protecting water through superior year-round enclosure options. It was only natural that our leadership team pursued LEED Professional Accreditation back in 2009, and that those standards help inform every project we take on today.

Our ASSE 1060, marine grade aluminum enclosures are able to help contribute to your project earning LEED credits. At a baseline, they can help toward attaining LEED 4.1’s Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials credits, while we can also provide a sizable boost to projects located within 100 miles of our facility. 

Those credits are more than notches on a belt: in commercial or industrial cases can help both bolster property values and command stronger occupancy rates, in addition to lowering overall ecological impact. Whether your priority is for your bottom line, regulatory compliance or reflects your passion for safeguarding our natural resources, there’s no reason LEED shouldn’t be a key component of your projects.

Safe-T-Cover is here to provide you with the best solution for your enclosure needs with an eye for design and environmental impact. Contact our team for more on how LEED-driven design and enclosure solutions can positively impact your project and property as well as the planet.


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