McClure Engineering has 10+ LEED™ accredited engineers on staff and is a member of the US Green Building Council (USGBC), the national organization that developed LEED™. In addition, several engineers are active at the local level with the St. Louis Chapter of the USGBC. McClure Engineering’s past-president, William Coad, helped develop a partnership agreement between the USGBC and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to help the two associations promote environmentally responsible buildings. Many of the criteria for the rating system are based on existing ASHRAE Standards.
One of the prerequisites for the rating system requires Fundamental Building Commissioning. McClure Engineering has Commissioning Process Management Professionals (CPMP) by ASHRAE. As an ASHRAE Certified Commissioning Agent, McClure Engineering is skilled in commissioning all building systems, including HVAC, plumbing, lighting, audio/visual, security, fire alarm, smoke exhaust, and emergency generators. If the project team decides to obtain the credit for Additional Commissioning, the rating system requires the commissioning agent for the additional commissioning to be independent from the design team. Therefore, another firm would be recommended to provide the additional commissioning services.
Our design team’s close relationship, our experience, our commitment to energy efficiency, and our active involvement in ASHRAE and the USGBC, demonstrate that we have the ability and desire to help our clients achieve the LEED™ certification desired.