Sustainable Strategies and LEED Advisory Services
Green building and sustainable strategies are infusing the environmental review, planning and design process. In California, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32), a mandate that established a target for reducing global warming pollution to 1990 levels by 2020, and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, and subsequent court cases, are requiring that projects evaluate their impact on climate change. As with many major cities throughout the country, the City of Los Angeles’ green building policy that requires compliance with LEED standards for most major projects. EPA’s President and LEED AP, James Brock, combines 30 years experience as an environmental planning consultant and active involvement with the USGBC, including serving on the Los Angeles Chapter Board of Directors. EPA informs and assists clients who are new to considering sustainable design approaches and provides guidance to agency staff throughout the environmental review and planning process.
EPA understands the innovative character of sustainably designed projects, the steps and requirements necessary for LEED certification, how to integrate LEED and sustainable design into the environmental review, planning and entitlement processes, provides clients with access to the industry’s top LEED consultants and teams, and simplifies management of the LEED process.