Long before it was prevalent in our industry, Rosemann & Associates stood out as a leader in sustainability. One particular example is its Kansas City Headquarters, which was that city’s first downtown historic renovation to achieve LEED certification, including a fully planted green roof, pictured below:
Investing in the education of our staff and supporting their LEED accreditation, we assembled a group of professionals dedicated to sustainability with common sense, cost-effective solutions. Many of our clients are long-term owners of commercial and multi-family buildings and welcome opportunities to reduce operating expenses and enhance marketability to tenants who increasingly are sensitive to both the ongoing costs of utilities and the importance of sustainability for our long-term future.
In addition to LEED certification, many of our projects meet the standards set forth in the Enterprise Green Communities and NAHB’s National Green Building programs. Even when not seeking a certification, owners needing to control costs have benefitted enormously from our expertise and incorporation of green building best practices with little or no additional cost to construction and development budgets. It’s the right thing to do and it can be done affordably and produce long-term benefits to our clients and their residents.
We are fully engaged in this field and support staff in their participation in the U.S. Green Building Council and other organizations locally and nationally. We are proud of the role our own Nancy Rodney has played as 2013 Chair of the US Green Building Council Gateway Regional Chapter’s Board of Director’s in the St. Louis area.