LEED_logo_USGBCThe U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) offers an accreditation for companies called Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED for short. The LEED accreditation is specific to either newly constructed buildings (LEED-NC) or existing buildings (LEED-EB) that have put an emphasis on tailoring their facilities to meet environmental standards.

The criteria required in the Green Building (GB) section of CIMS-GB is directly related to some of the requirements for LEED. The CIMS-GB certification demonstrates KB’s capability to assist customers in achieving LEED points, and offers customers assurance that KB can partner with them in the LEED process.  It was recently announced that any facility seeking LEED-EB will automatically qualify for the green cleaning associated points if a CIMS-GB with Honors janitorial company is utilized for janitorial services.

KB’s Chief Xperience Officer (CXO) has the LEED Green Associate credential, which is defined as a person who demonstrates a solid, current understanding of green building principles and practices, as well as a clear commitment to professional growth in the field. In order to achieve this credential, Channing Johnson, the CXO, was required to attend classroom-based training courses and successfully pass a two-hour computer-based exam comprised of 100 randomly delivered multiple-choice questions relating to each of the LEED requirements. This credential is renewed every two years through continuous education requirements and direct involvement in LEED associated projects.