History of LEED

LEED began in 1994 spearheaded by Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) senior scientist Robert K. Watsonwho, as founding chairman of the LEED Steering Committee until 2006, led a broad-based consensus process which included non-profit organizations, government agencies, architectsengineersdevelopersbuilders, product manufacturers and other industry leaders. Early LEED committee members also included USGBC co-founder Mike Italiano, architects Bill Reed and Sandy Mendler, builder Gerard Heiber, builder Myron Kibbe and engineer Richard Bourne. As interest in LEED grew, in 1996, engineers Tom Paladino and Lynn Barker co-chaired the newly formed LEED technical committee.

From 1994 to 2006, LEED grew from one standard for new construction to a comprehensive system of six interrelated standards covering all aspects of the development and construction process. LEED also has grown from six volunteers on one committee to more than 200 volunteers on nearly 20 committees and nearly 150 professional staff.

LEED was created to accomplish the following:

  • Define “green building” by establishing a common standard of measurement
  • Promote integrated, whole-building design practices
  • Recognize environmental leadership in the building industry
  • Stimulate green competition
  • Raise consumer awareness of green building benefits
  • Transform the building market

Green Building Council members, representing every sector of the building industry, developed and continue to refine LEED. The rating system addresses six major areas:

  • Sustainable sites
  • Water efficiency
  • Energy and atmosphere
  • Materials and resources
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Innovation and design process

Latest News

4-5-2013

  Spring Branch Labeled site plan Spring Branch Park is excited to add a 120 bed Nursing Care facility and a 77 bed Assisted Living facility to the project.  

3-1-2013

In Clayton, the eighth-fastest growing town in North Carolina, Johnston Health built a $30 million medical center that includes an emergency department, diagnostic imaging and lab services, and two operating rooms. The medical center is located on N.C. Hwy. 42 West near the intersection with Amelia Church Road. Johnston Health has plans to expand JMC-Clayton […]

2-1-2013

The 77 Bed Assisted Care Facility Construction is Nearing Completion!

10-31-2012

Spring Branch Park Hosts Grand Opening for 30,000 square foot Medical Office Building

8-1-2012

Spring Branch Park Completes Monument Sign and Entrance

6-5-2012

Tenants are excitedly moving into Spring Branch Park upon the completion of our first 30,000 square foot Medical Office Building

4-30-2012

Spring Branch Park Begins Construction on Connector Road to Johnston Medical Center Clayton

3-1-2012

Construction of first 30,000 square foot Medical Office building nearing completion

9-20-2011

          Sitework at Spring Branch Park is continuing on schedule. Below is a picture of the progress as of 9/19  

6-23-2011

After completing the sitework Lundy is scheduled to begin vertical construction on the first medical office building in August. We are currently wrapping up the design process and are looking to deliver the first medical office building in the spring of 2012.  This will include the Phase 1 improvements as well as direct access to the hospital […]