Summer Minchew was chosen to serve as an Education @USGBC Pro Reviewer. Pro Reviewers review Education @USGBC course content and serve as expert voices providing feedback to both the course creator and Education @USGBC customers. Pro Reviews assist customers with their green building education by providing information upfront about what to expect from each offered course. Pro Reviewers are active LEED AP or LEED Green Associates with strong general knowledge and deep subject matter expertise in LEED and green building.
The U.S. Green Building Council awarded the Boston based Unitarian Universalist Association Headquarters Relocation project LEED ID+C Platinum Certification on December 2, 2014.
Ecoimpact’s Summer Minchew served as LEED Project Administrator to guide sustainability decisions and ensure positive outcomes. The project team included architect Goody Clancy, MEP engineers Cosentini Associates, general contractor Shawmut Design and Construction, and commissioning team ICO Energy.
The UUA project boasts over 30% reduction in tenant water use and more than a 35% reduction in connected lighting power consumption. Recycling strategies diverted over 90% of construction waste from the landfill. Using more than 20% of materials manufactured and extracted within 500 miles of Boston earned recognition for exemplary performance.
“This was an ideal project,” said Minchew. “The entire team was intensely committed to providing a high level of design coupled with environmental and wellness strategies that reflect the mission of UUA.”