A construction professional in Montgomery, Texas, William Starkey maintains an interest in environmentally responsible building practices. Throughout his 37-year career, William “Bill” Starkey implemented many energy-saving measures outlined by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
Widely regarded as the gold standard in green building, LEED designation is the world’s leading green building rating system. In November 2018, LEED introduced LEED Zero as part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to achieve a net zero in terms of carbon, energy, water, and waste. A complement to LEED certification, LEED Zero represents the next level in green building.
LEED Zero Carbon denotes buildings operating with net zero carbon emissions resulting from energy consumption or occupant transportation, either by avoiding or offsetting emissions over a 1-year period. LEED Zero Resources recognizes buildings whose use of energy and water reaches a balance of zero over 12 months, as well as those that achieve a Platinum level of waste production in line with TRUE Zero Waste requirements.