Vanderbilt Financial Group is overjoyed to announce that as of September 17, 2015 we are Long Island’s first Platinum LEED certified building.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a program that certifies and recognizes companies that exemplify the best building strategies in the environmentally and social arena. To be considered for LEED certification, one must “save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy.” A LEED certified building is not just healthy for the environment; it’s also healthy for its occupants.
The LEED certification process is made up of specific requirements that ensure and rate the quality of all aspects of the building. When striving for LEED, a company is graded by being rewarded points. There are 4 levels to be ranked on; 40-49 points is the Certified Level, 50-59 points constitutes the Silver level, 60-79 points makes up the Gold level, and 80+ points achieves the highest level, Platinum.
After 24 months of striving for LEED, being awarded the Platinum level is a outstanding achievement. Vanderbilt Financial Group never questioned the importance or value of the LEED certification process; totally in line with Vanderbilt’s culture, we knew it was the right thing to do. Being able to stamp “Platinum LEED” on our building is just icing on the cake.
We would like to thank our entire Vanderbilt family for being cooperative and cheering us on during this long process. We realize the move to a new building, on-going renovations, and solar roof may have at times proved inconvenient, but we hope that you now feel the wait has paid off. Together we are making a difference to our environment, society, and personal health as we make conscious decisions to live green and healthily. We are proud to maintain such an ethical and progressive culture, as a Vanderbilt Family, dedicated to the innovation for the betterment of ourselves and those around us.