In early September, Tim Larson, Corporate Quality Assurance Manager, Rentokil North America, became LEED GA certified.
By passing this exam, Tim proved that he possesses the knowledge and skill to understand and support green design, construction and operations. He will continue to expand his knowledge by earning 15 continuing education hours every two years.
“We service more and more buildings that want to become LEED certified, and Chris Arne PhD, Technical Director, and I thought it would be important to learn the process, and how pest control could help organization leaders achieve this goal,” says Tim.
“Our message through IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and my LEED credentials is to welcome clients who want to achieve LEED certification, because our IPM programs are suited for a LEED program. We only use products in the San Francisco Reduced Risk pesticide list.
If we reduce the opportunity for insects to enter a building (i.e. reducing food, reducing entries, helping the facility with their sanitation processes), we will achieve our - and their - goals without the use of pesticides in many cases, which helps the facility gain points to becoming a certified LEED building,” explains Tim.
Past Tier One certification are Tier Two and Tier Three, all three Tiers being completely voluntary.
Tier Two, an AP (Accredited Professional), can specialize in one of five segments after passing additional exams:
Tier Three has LEED AP Fellow credentials, and this requires a nomination by peers and 10 years of green building experience.
LEED projects have been successfully established in 135 countries.