Parker Poe Attorney First To Be LEED Accredited In South Carolina

Profession:Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein

July 2, 2008 (Charleston)óThe law firm of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP announced today that Paul VanWagenen earned the credential of LEED Accredited Professional from the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). According to the GBCI's Accredited Professional Directory, there are currently only 67 accredited professionals in the legal field nationwide, and Mr. VanWagenen is the first attorney to become an accredited professional in South Carolina.

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating Systemô is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. The LEED Professional Accreditation distinguishes building professionals who have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles and the LEED Rating System.

"Paul's accreditation demonstrates Parker Poe's commitment to our clients. We have found that supporting clients who develop their projects using environmentally sustainable policies and practices requires an in-depth understanding of the applicable standards and incentives," said Matt Norton, head of Parker Poe's Resort, Hospitality and Planned Development Industry Team. "Paul's familiarity with the LEED standard and sustainable development enables us to work closely with clients and their...

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