29 West Main Street
Fleetwood, PA 19522
U.S. Mail: PO Box 412
P: 610-944-5536
F: 610-944-5539

Cost Effective, Innovative, Timeless, Sustainable Architecture

Going Green — LEED & Sustainability

What is sustainability?

Using natural resources at the same rate they are being replenished.

What is an example of a sustainable product or technology?

What is LEED?

According to the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is “a voluntary, consensus-based, market-driven building rating system... [that] evaluates environmental performance from a whole building perspective over a building’s life cycle, providing a definitive standard for what constitutes a ‘green building’.” There are four levels of certification:

There are currently nine different rating systems:

What does LEED look at?

There are six categories for LEED credits:

For more information visit www.usgbc.org/leed.

Our LEED Design, Administration and Documentation Services

Watkins’ Design Services

Watkins’ Administration Services

Watkins’ Documentation Services

Energy Star

What is Energy Star?

According to www.energystar.gov, “Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.”

Becoming an Energy Star Partner

According to www.energystar.gov, “The Energy Star Service and Product Provider (SPP) partnership is available to organizations that provide energy efficiency services and/or products to commercial buildings and industrial manufacturing plants in the United States. Energy Star SPP partners are integral in helping clients to improve the energy performance of their commercial building portfolios and to adopt continuous improvement strategies for corporate-wide energy management in industrial manufacturing. SPPs use the Energy Star Guidelines for Energy Management to move customers towards greater successes.”

Designed to Earn the Energy Star


Watkins Architect LTD is a proud member of the USGBC and an Energy Star Partner.

29 West Main Street • Fleetwood, PA 19522
U.S. Mail: PO Box 412
P: 610-944-5536 • F: 610-944-5539