I received an email a few days ago letting us know the status of our LEED certification. Some of the points we applied for we did receive and some needed additional clarification. We had to send it over to the electrical engineer who is working on the project. Many of the points in question pertained to the energy savings. This I feel is one of our strongest areas. We should be in good shape. After she reviews the items in question we can resubmit our application. It has taken several months and they have been a bit behind. There are now 4 spas in the country who are certified. I’m not sure if any of them are New Construction LEED Certified. We still may be the first. I need to confirm that with the US Green Building Council. It shouldn’t be much longer before we get our answer.
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