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Jackson Design & Remodeling Architect Jim Groen Earns LEED Certification from the US Green Building Council

(April 5, 2010 -San Diego, Calif.) --- Jackson Design & Remodeling (winner of the 2007 and 2009 BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics) is proud to announce that Architect Jim Groen has received LEED Associate Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions aimed at improving performance in several areas: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

The LEED Professional Credentials were developed to encourage green building professionals to maintain and advance their knowledge and expertise. According to the USGBC, the LEED Professional Credential is the mark of the most qualified, educated, and influential green building professionals in the marketplace.

"As professionals in the remodeling industry, it is important that we lead by example and continually educate ourselves on green practices and work diligently to utilize these methods in all that we do," said Groen. "It's not just up to the homeowners to request green materials, but it's up to all of us who work in the industry to make green practices and methods simply a part of what we do."

About USGBC
The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. With a community comprising 80 local affiliates, more than 18,500 member companies and organizations, and more than 140,000 LEED Professional Credential holders, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013. USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students. Buildings in the United States are responsible for 39% of CO2 emissions, 40% of energy consumption, 13% water consumption and 15% of GDP per year, making green building a source of significant economic and environmental opportunity. Greater building efficiency can meet 85% of future U.S. demand for energy, and a national commitment to green building has the potential to generate 2.5 million American jobs. www.usgbc.org

About LEED
LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

About Jackson Design and Remodeling
Jackson Design and Remodeling has been serving the San Diego community for 20 years. Todd Jackson, President and CEO, has established an enduring tradition of quality and service in the remodeling industry. Jackson and his team have won numerous awards for their work, including 23 COTY awards, several Chrysalis awards and the 2007 and 2009 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. The company has been named one of Inc Magazine's fastest growing companies for two years in a row, is one of the San Diego Business Journal's "100 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies" for a third consecutive year and has also received Remodeling Magazine's coveted "Big50 Award." JDR offers design-build services giving clients peace of mind that the entire remodeling process, from start to finish, will be seamless. This approach allows for creative thinking, detailed planning and exceptional project management, and is the reason why JDR has built a trusted reputation in the industry for its quality work and commitment to client service. For more information, visit www.jacksondesignandremodeling.com, call (619) 442-6125 or follow us on facebook: Jackson Design & Remodeling and twitter @jacksondesign.