LEED Design and Construction

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design

Trumbull-Nelson is a participant in LEED accreditation. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings.

Formulated in the 1990s by the U.S. Green Building Council, the LEED certification system’s goal was to provide a universal standard for green building. The standard defines what a green building consists of, and in the process, provides a green building blueprint, promoting environmentally responsible construction.

LEED certification is an increasingly desirable qualification for managers in the construction business. An increasing number of companies and organizations want their newest buildings constructed in an environmentally and energy-conscious manner, which helps the environment and greatly reduces energy expenses.

But, what is LEED certification? Why is it important to be LEED certified? LEED certification guarantees that an individual is qualified to supervise the building of green projects and is sufficiently knowledgeable about the LEED rating system. Certification is gained by taking the LEED Accredited Professional Exam, which consists of questions on the subject of green building, focusing on approaches to achieving LEED credits on buildings and organizing a design and construction team in order to implement the LEED process.

Trumbull-Nelson has embraced this initiative, with three of its employees joining the ranks of thousands of LEED certified construction professionals worldwide: Todd Thompson, Ed Friedman, and David Harrison.

Todd Thompson, LEED AP BD+C
Vice President, Project Manager

LEED certified since 2008, Todd Thompson has over 14 years of Construction Management expertise with Trumbull-Nelson Construction. His experience includes a wide variety of institutional, commercial, and residential projects, many of which meet green building standards.

Ed Friedman, CADD Professional, LEED AP BD+C
Project Manager

Ed Friedman has been with Trumbull-Nelson Construction Company for nearly 20 years. Mr. Friedman has served as Manager on numerous building projects. His LEED certification, combined with his skills in the Design-Build realm, make him a great example of what Trumbull-Nelson has always excelled at— the ability to offer many different resources within one Company.

David Harrison, LEED AP BD+C
Project Manager

David Harrison has been a part of Trumbull-Nelson’s management team since 2002. His Construction Management experience includes a wide variety of institutional and commercial projects within northern New England. Mr. Harrison has held LEED certification since 2008. He has worked on a number of sustainable construction projects with a focus on assisted living facilities.

Trumbull-Nelson has been involved in a variety of projects that incorporated LEED elements, geothermal heating, high performance building criteria, and Energy Star Program rating standards.

Our LEED Design and Construction efforts include:

  • AVA Gallery & Art Center achieved LEED Gold Certification
  • Gile Community Housing achieved LEED Gold Certification
  • Sachem Village Graduate Student Housing for Dartmouth College achieved Energy Star Rating
  • Peabody House at Proctor Academy utilized geothermal heating and cooling
  • Hanover Co-op’s Community Market incorporated geothermal heating and cooling, innovative lighting and temperature control systems
  • Riverside Middle School mechanical renovations, at which the control systems were upgraded to offer more control functions on a room-to-room basis and new unit ventilators and cabinet heaters were installed
  • Charles P. Wilder Center, installed storm windows and spray foam insulation was utilized
  • Eaton House at Vermont Law School, installed 18”of spray foam insulation to the walls and roof of an existing barn
  • Lebanon Middle School was built to New England Collaborative for High Performance Schools (NECHPS) protocol