LEED AP and LEED Green Associate at JMA:
The U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) comprehensive rating system, has evolved into the industry standard for green construction. JMA has four LEED-certified professionals on board. Michael Quesenbury, LEED AP, and Tom Fruiht, LEED AP are both estimator / project managers. Jesse Malone, LEED AP BC+D, is a superintendent. And the fourth, Thomas Anderson, LEED Green Associate, CGBP, is an assistant project manager at JMA. Quesenbury, Fruiht and Malone have earned LEED AP accreditation by successfully completing the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design examination for Accredited Professionals. A LEED credential provides assurances of an individual's level of competence and signifies the most qualified, educated, and influential green building professionals in the industry. Further, the LEED AP BD+C credential provides a standard for professionals participating in the design and construction phases of high-performance, healthful, durable, affordable and environmentally sound commercial, institutional, and high-rise residential buildings.
CGBP at JMA:
In addition to Thomas Anderson, project manager Andrew Supinger has earned a Green Building Professional Certificate. As builders, the Certified Green Building Professional status means Supinger and Anderson have a greater knowledge of green building principles, including those required for all new residential construction in Sonoma County and the city of Santa Rosa. The GreenPoint system is for residences only and a home is graded on five categories: resource conservation, indoor air quality, water conservation, community, and energy efficiency.
CESSWI+QSP at JMA:
Two of JMA's superintendents, Dave Bartle and Jason Bode, possess CESSWI certification. In addition to his CESSWI certification, Bode holds a QSP certificate as a California Certified Qualified SWPPP Practitioner. With the CESSWI, Bartle and Bode are technically and ethically qualified to provide nationally consistent inspections of erosion, sediment, and storm water management practices for compliance with an approved site plan/Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) including compliance with applicable (local, state, provincial and federal) laws and regulations. The CESSWI program confirms the ethical and technical competence of practitioners, promotes clean water and environmental stewardship, and establishes rigorous, peer-reviewed standards.
Every JMA project, whether the goal is green building certification or not, incorporates environmentally sound practices:
- Measure job site construction & demolition waste. Achieve high waste diversion rates.
- Donate unused materials.
- Protect native soil and waterways.
- Define construction area to minimize disruption of existing plants and trees.
- Implement construction site erosion and stormwater control practices.
Indoor air quality management
- Establish effective protection of mechanical equipment and duct filtration.
- Establish indoor air quality standards during construction. Minimize airborne pollutants. Avoid toxic or off-gassing construction materials.
- Maximize use of no- or low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) materials and products.
- Minimize moisture and protect onsite stored materials and installed materials from moisture.
- Provide a building flush-out prior to completion.
- Oversee materials management.
- Oversee activities management.
- Oversee documentation of VOC products.
Design and Documentation Support
In addition, we can assist architects and clients in their green/sustainable building design efforts in the following ways:
- Research and verify green materials and products.
- Assemble and maintain records necessary to document a building's compliance with CALGreen and LEED requirements.
- Execute new construction methods per specifications, at a reasonable cost.
- Achieve high waste diversion rates.
- Share knowledge of the numerous materials that are rapidly renewable, contain recycled content and emit low-level or no VOCs.
- Recommend high-efficiency equipment and lighting to meet or exceed Title 24 requirements.
- Assist project teams in identifying ways to reach a project's CALGreen and LEED goals.
The following websites are local and national resources for information on sustainable building:
California Integrated Waste Management Board
US Green Building Council
US EPA Green Building
Natural Resources Defense Council
Forest Stewardship Council
City of Santa Rosa Build It Green Program
Build It Green
Sonoma County Waste Management
North Coast Builders Exchange Green Building Resource