July 30, 2009
Layton Construction Co., Inc. has been ranked on Building Design and Construction's listing of the Top 200 Building Team Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professionals in the United States. Layton is the only Utah contractor that received a ranking, rounding out the list at No. 200.
During the past year, nearly 70,000 construction and design professionals became accredited through the Green Building Certification Institute's LEED Accredited Professionals program. Building Design and Construction has tracked the number of LEED APs within the country's largest AEC companies since 2004 as part of its annual Giants 300 survey.
Layton currently has 25 LEED APs on staff, part of a commitment to and push toward greener building practices. Layton has completed three LEED certified buildings thus far (including the Utah Olympic Oval, the first ever LEED certified building in the state of Utah) and is currently working on nearly a dozen more projects that are LEED certification candidates, including The James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building - A USTAR Innovation Center at the University of Utah, which is a LEED Gold certification candidate, the J.L. Sorenson Recreation Center in Herriman, Utah, a LEED Gold certification candidate, and the Karen H. Huntsman Library at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, a LEED Silver certification candidate.
"Sustainable design and construction have long been good practice," said Jeff Miller, LEED AP and general manager of Layton's Boise office. "Becoming a LEED Accredited Professional is a valuable tool to assist our clients. LEED is no longer a concept of the future, but is fast becoming the measuring stick for our industry."
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