Yetta Starr earns LEED Green Associate designation

Starr Design is pleased to announce that founder and president, Yetta Starr, has attained the designation of LEED Green Associate.

Columbia Ice Field-Canadian Rockies-Athabasca Glacier.
*Columbia Ice Field-Canadian Rockies-Athabasca Glacier.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is transforming the way we think about how our buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe. Comprehensive and flexible, LEED is a green building tool that addresses the entire building lifecycle recognizing best-in-class building strategies.

“Green building is a win-win, offering both environmental and economic opportunity. Greater building efficiency can meet 85 percent of future demand for energy in the United States and a commitment to green building has the potential to generate 2.5 million jobs.” – U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

Learn more about the U.S. Green Building Council and their Green Building Certification Institute here.

*Greenhouse gases and climate change have dramatically affected glaciers’ historic footprints, reducing the amount of springtime snowmelt and consequently impacting freshwater supplies. The Athabasca Glacier recedes at an alarming rate of 2-3 meters per year.