Dayle Laing

The ‘coolest shade of green’ is the sustainable choice. Dayle Laing is a Professional Speaker and Author who uses her experience and training as an educator, a designer and a LEED Accredited Professional to empower Conscious Consumers to make practical yet beautiful choices for sustainable living, reducing their carbon footprint while enhancing their body, mind & spirit.

LEED is a comprehensive standard for certifying and constructing green buildings.

Points are assigned for all different aspects of the building interior, exterior, and even landscaping.

cagbc_400.jpgWhether you are designing, building, or purchasing, these criteria benefit us all by raising the bar so that all construction standards will go up over time. LEED is meant to be a standard that rewards excellent performance and continues to evolve. When that excellent performance becomes the norm, LEED will raise its standard to be that much higher again. The program started with mainly commercial buildings and has expanded to certify homes and existing buildings. Run by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) in my area, the program is adapted for different climates in 16 countries around the world, including the United States (which began the program with the UsGBC), Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand.

The results are...

buildings that are more energy efficient (so cost less for power – heating, cooling and lighting), are more comfortable, have better air quality (so are safer and better for our health), use fewer of our scarce natural resources (like water and petroleum products, trees and metals), and are more pleasant places in which to live and to work. In fact, resale prices are enhanced with buildings that are LEED certified.

The World Green Building Council’s Vision Statement is:

 Through leadership collaboration, the global construction industry will transform traditional building practices and fully adopt sustainability as the means by which our environments thrive, economies prosper and societies grow to ensure the future health of our planet.”

leed_ap_150.jpgWhy am I so excited about LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design? It is because after some very serious studying, I recently passed my examination that gives me the designation of LEED® Accredited Professional. This enhances my continuing research, so I can motivate you by bringing you relevant information on the “coolest shade of green” topics in sustainable interior design.

My business partner, David Laing, passed his exam and now is also a LEED AP. His next project will be researching the areas of solar and wind power in his capacity as an Environmental Consultant.

If either of us can assist you in presentations or consultation about LEED or sustainable buildings, please contact us at the office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH!!!<br />This is a great end to 2009 and a wonderful beginning for 2010.<br />More power to you both.<br /><br />Thank you very much, Tessie. We appreciate the support and did find the examination quite...

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH!!!<br />This is a great end to 2009 and a wonderful beginning for 2010.<br />More power to you both.<br /><br />Thank you very much, Tessie. We appreciate the support and did find the examination quite challenging. Studying LEED standards has given an extra dimension of understanding to all aspects of sustainable interior design.<br />Dayle

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Thanks Dayle,<br /> <br />Informative as always!...and congratulations on your LEED AP accreditation!<br /><br />Susan<br /><br />Hi Susan,<br />I am glad you are enjoying the newsletters and finding them helpful in your business.<br /><br />Best...

Thanks Dayle,<br /> <br />Informative as always!...and congratulations on your LEED AP accreditation!<br /><br />Susan<br /><br />Hi Susan,<br />I am glad you are enjoying the newsletters and finding them helpful in your business.<br /><br />Best regards,<br />Dayle

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I was shopping at Kohls in Florida and they made a public address announcement that they were LEED certified.<br />Elaine

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Elaine,<br />Smart retailers and building owners are increasingly realizing that the branding that goes with being genuinely green from a third party certification is expected by conscious consumers. Being LEED certified is being recognized for...

Elaine,<br />Smart retailers and building owners are increasingly realizing that the branding that goes with being genuinely green from a third party certification is expected by conscious consumers. Being LEED certified is being recognized for the important value. These are buildings we want to live in, work in, and shop in.<br />Best regards,<br />Dayle

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