North Carolina Registered Landscape Architect
The North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects was established by legislation in 1969 to register professional landscape architects. The purpose of registration is the protection of public health, safety and welfare. To obtain a license to practice, the Board requires education, experience and successful completion of a national examination. In addition, each registrant must complete continuing education requirements prior to annual renewal of the license.
American Society of Landscape Architects
A national professional society, established in 1899, that represents the landscape architecture profession. The Society’s mission is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments.
LEED Green Associate
LEED credentials distinguish professionals across many disciplines by representing fundamental knowledge of green building and a commitment to sustainability. They serve as a mark of qualification, education and influence, and assure employers, industry peers, policymakers and other stakeholders of an individual’s exceptional competencies.
North Carolina Chapter of U.S. Green Building Council
The NC Chapter is part of a network of over 75 USGBC Chapters throughout the United States which represent USGBC in their respective regions. Our commitment is to serve as a respected and visible catalyst for change in the region for green building practices, technologies, policies, and standards.
Certified Stormwater BMP Inspector
Communities across the State of North Carolina must manage rainfall that runs off roads, streets and parking lots. This runoff is called stormwater. To manage stormwater, many treatment devices, called BMPs, have been built. These devices include: wet retention ponds, bioretention areas, swales, stormwater wetlands, permeable pavement, rainwater harvesting systems, proprietary devices, and level spreaders. BMPs must have annual, and sometimes more frequent, inspection and maintenance to perform as intended.
Certified Residential Rain Garden Designer
Rain gardens are shallow depressions and serve as landscape features that can effectively collect and treat stormwater and reduce localized flooding. Rain gardens can be integrated into the existing landscape as a retrofit or be included in the initial landscaping plan.
Professional Lighting Systems Design Specialist
Lighting takes your landscape design to a whole new level. Proper outdoor lighting increases the value of your property, allows for safe use of your spaces through the night, and accentuates the features you love most.