A growing trend in the design and construction of buildings throughout the country, the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System® is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. LEED-certified buildings are intended to use resources more efficiently when compared to conventional buildings simply built to code.

LEED provides a complete framework for assessing building performance and meeting sustainability goals. Based on well-founded scientific standards, LEED emphasizes state-of-the-art strategies for sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. LEED strategy benefits range from improving air and water quality to reducing solid waste, benefiting owners, occupiers, and society as a whole.

The Green Building Certification Institute describes Professional Accreditation as follows:

“LEED Professional Credentials demonstrate current knowledge of green building technologies, best practices, and the rapidly evolving LEED Rating Systems. They show differentiation in a growing and competitive industry, and they allow for varied levels of specialization. A LEED Professional Credential provides employers, policymakers, and other stakeholders with assurances of an individual’s level of competence and is the mark of the most qualified, educated, and influential green building professionals in the marketplace.”

Along with their knowledge of construction management practices, Steve and Chad provide expertise and services approved by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for the construction of environmentally sustainable buildings and structures.

W. A. Klinger is pleased to offer the services of these LEED-certified professionals to all of our clients.

Chad White  is a LEED Accredited Professional. As a LEED AP, he possesses the knowledge and skills to successfully steward the LEED cerfitication process. LEED APs have a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles and the Green Building Rating System.

Steve Koza is a LEED Green Building Design + Construction Accredited Professional. Steve earned this specialty credential with his demonstration of practical knowledge of the rating systems for LEED for New Construction, LEED for Schools and LEED for Core & Shell.


An example of Klinger’s proficiency in constructing LEED-certified buildings the Robert E. Dunker Student Center at Western Iowa Tech Community College. When W.A. Klinger completed construction of this two-story, 44,000 square-foot structure, the facility was awarded LEED Gold status, a full certification level above the silver level for which it was designed.