Ralston Group Properties (aka RGP) announced today that it has been awarded LEED® Certified. The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
RGP’s downtown office joins a select group of sustainable and innovative buildings that are LEED-certified. “With each new LEED-certified project, we get one step closer to the USGBC’s vision of a sustainable built environment within a generation,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, USGBC. “As the newest member of the LEED family, Ralston Group Properties in downtown Boise, Idaho is an important addition to the growing strength of the green building movement.”
RGP achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site selection, water & energy efficiency, materials selection, indoor air quality, and innovations in design.
“I don’t believe that sustainability is an option – it’s our responsibility. RGP is committed to our Community, and I wanted that commitment to also be reflected in our choice to create and maintain a sustainable downtown business – both in space and practice,” commented Alicia Ralston – Broker of Ralston Group Properties. “We want to be a business not only where trust-based relationships are built and maintained, but a business that identifies and implements ways to become better stewards of our resources.”
LEED is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. Over 44,000 projects are currently participating in the commercial and institutional LEED rating systems, comprising over 8 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 states and 120 countries. ###