DeJongh Congratulates Springline Architects on LEED Platinum Certification

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Springline Architect’s new office building, above, recently received LEED Platinum Certification.

Governor John deJongh recently offered his congratulations to the three principals of Springline Architects upon learning that the company’s new office building had received LEED Platinum Certification. 

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a ratings system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council for the design, construction, maintenance and operation of green buildings. Platinum Certification is the highest level in the ratings system. There are only two projects in the Caribbean with that designation, one being the new Springline Architects’ office building on the East End of St. Thomas. 

“I wish to acknowledge the prestige surrounding the LEED Platinum Certification and congratulate Michael de Haas, Kevin Philip Qualls and Theresa Roberts on achieving the highest rating for their new building,” said deJongh. “They are definitely leading by example. I was present for the ground-breaking of the new building in October of 2011, and it is wonderful that the project has been completed so successfully and received such national attention.”

“I hope that other builders in the territory will consider developing their projects with LEED certification in mind,” said the governor. 

Department of Planning and Natural Resources Commissioner Alicia Barnes offered her congratulations as well. 

“The new Springline Architects’ office building is very impressive,” said Barnes. “It features impact resistant windows that face the north, providing adequate lighting for most of the day. It also features solar panels and insulation materials resulting in an approximate 40 percent decrease in energy consumption.”

“I commend the architects on applying the most up-to-date methods of design and construction to their own building, and qualifying for LEED Platinum Certification,” she said.