The first LEED Platinum mixed-use rehab project in Pennsylvania

LEED Platinum Plaque
Official hanging ceremony on September 21, 2012
Chris hangs the plaque

On September 21, 2012, our LEED Platinum Plaque was finally hung. 204-206 East Girard Ave has been certified LEED Platinum, the highest level of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This makes the pair of buildings the first LEED Platinum mixed-use rehab in Pennsylvania. The 5,720-squarefoot project includes two ground-floor storefronts – one of which serves as the office for web design and development company, YIKES, Inc – and four apartments on the second and third floors.

We were so fortunate to have such a great team helping us to meet this goal. Stop by and check out the shining new plaque.

Chris Blumberg, Karen Stabenow, Mia Levesque, Tracy Levesque, Josephine Levesque, Dave Wing, Tim McDonald, Ted Singer, Tad Radzinski, Niko Dyshniku

Check out some of the recent press from this awesome event.

LEED Platinum Certified

“USGBC is extremely pleased to approve the certification of the LEED home(s) at 204-206 East Girard Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA built by Tracy & Mia Levesque. This project received a “LEED Platinum” rating. Congratulations!”

It’s official. Looking forward to the plaque unveiling.


Batt on the left, Cellulose on the ceiling and Spray Foam on the right
Now that rough electrical/plumbing/HVAC is in we have moved on to insulation. This picture to the right shows the 3 kinds of insulation we are using in the buildings: Batt, Cellulose and Spray Foam. All are various types of green insulation.

Insulation plays a big part in our LEED renovation — the thermal envelope and draftiness of the buildings will have to pass the test to get to Platinum.