Giffels-Webster Engineers doubles LEED certified employees

Giffels-Webster Engineers is doubling down on sustainability, doubling the number of its staff with LEED certification.

As
of this week, nine of the Rochester Hills-based firm’s 65 employees are
certified as LEED AP. That basically means when it comes to sustainable
design, the firm has nine experts in it.

“We see it as a trend where people want to be green,” says Loren Crandall, president of Giffels-Webster Engineers. “We want to be at the front end of that.”

The
LEED AP exam has been around since 2001. It focuses on green building
practices and principles in LEED requirements, resources and processes.
This certification is essential to obtaining LEED status on projects.

The
55-year-old firm specializes in civil engineering and surveying. It
hasn’t hired anyone so far this year, but Crandall expects that to
change.

“We’re marketing our services aggressively,” Crandall says. “We expect to grow.”

Source: Loren Crandall, president of Giffels-Webster Engineers
Writer: Jon Zemke