Green Building

Sustainability in Design and Building Practices

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that certifies sustainable businesses, homes, hospitals, schools, and neighborhoods. 

USGBC is dedicated to expanding green building practices and education, and its LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating   System™.

Danco has been a member of The United States Green Building Council since 2004. Prior to that Danco was already consistently working to divert waste from landfills and to build energy efficient buildings. 

Arcata Community Recycling Center

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental  Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is a voluntary, consensus-based national rating system for developing high-performance, sustainable  buildings. LEED addresses all building types and emphasizes state-of-the-art strategies in five areas: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials and resources selection, and indoor environmental quality.

The Arcata Community Recycling Center Processing Facility in Samoa, (pictured above), was Danco Builders’ first LEED Certified Building, and one of the first to exist in Humboldt County.

LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED APs) have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green  building techniques, the LEED Green Building Rating System, and the certification process. The LEED AP program is administered by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), which was established with the support of USGBC to allow for objective, balanced management of the credentialing program.

 Four Danco employees are currently LEED Accredited Professionals.