USGBC Leads the Way in Green Building

Mark Nichols Modern Interiors is a Palm Springs interior design firm that is a leader in eco-friendly, sustainable design practices. As a designer, Mark Nichols has attained LEED certification from the United States Green Building Council.

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to creating a sustainable future by supporting the creation of green buildings and communities. Currently, USGBC has 77 chapters and 13,000 member organizations. Membership includes corporations, environmentalists, builders, students, lawmakers, and more.

Established in 1983, the USBGC recognized a need to promote sustainable practices in the building and construction industry. In 2000, the USGBC unveiled the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green certification program to spotlight projects that represent the best in environmental performance in the United States. Today, over 181,000 professionals hold LEED certification.

USGBC’s Washington, D.C., headquarters has attained LEED Platinum status, which further demonstrates the organization’s commitment to green building. Under USGBC’s leadership, the dream of sustainable building is becoming a reality in many locations across the country.

Mark Nichols’ Palm Springs Interior Design studio is the only commercial interior in Palm Springs certified LEED-GOLD.


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