Jill Dougan of CDA Architects Attains LEED Certification

June 29, 2009

COLUMBIA, SC – June 29, 2009 – CDA Architects is proud to announce that Jill Dougan is now a LEED®-Accredited Professional, having earned her Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council on Wednesday, June 24, 2009. 

Jill has had 9 years of experience in design, construction documents, specifications, project management, construction administration and proposals.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology from the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston in 1999.  Since then, Jill has worked for various firms throughout the Midlands before joining CDA Architects in April of 2008. Jill’s experiences have given her a strong sense of understanding in all aspects of the construction process from schematic design to completion.

LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) design is an environmentally-friendly method which incorporates design and construction practices that significantly reduce or eliminate the negative impact of buildings on the environment and occupants. The LEED® Green Building Rating System is organized into five environmental categories:  Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality.  Sustainable buildings supported by LEED® are quickly becoming a demanded factor in today’s world of design.  The LEED® system was developed and is administrated by the U.S. Green Building Council; it promotes and guides comprehensive and whole-building integrated design.