July 3, 2008 – LATICRETE, a global leader in the manufacturing and marketing of innovative systems for the installation of ceramic tile and stone, has announced that its Senior Architectural Specialist for the South Central, USA, territory, Kirby Davis, CSI, CCTS, CDT, has been certified by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP). Professional LEED accreditation distinguishes Davis as having a thorough understanding of the LEED rating system including credit requirements, submittals and strategies. LEED AP’s are highly knowledgeable about the green built environment and are familiar with LEED resources and processes.
LATICRETE, a leading manufacturer of innovative tile and stone installation systems, is dedicated to sustainable design and the green building movement. LATICRETE is an environmentally responsible manufacturer and the first setting materials firm to obtain independent, third party verification for a complete product line by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute. With Davis’s certification as a LEED AP, LATICRETE now has a valuable resource both internally and externally for the rapidly developing green building industry. LATICRETE invites architects, members of its Most Valued Partner (MVP) program and its distributors to utilize Davis’s expertise to help navigate the challenges and strategies of contributing to the construction of LEED certified projects.
Davis works in the South Central US with architects, specifiers and designers to help craft specifications for large-scale commercial projects around the globe. Currently on the board of the Dallas Chapter of the Construction Specifiers Institute (CSI), Davis is actively involved with other CSI chapters throughout the South Central region. She is a member of the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA) Green Building Committee, and actively involved with several programs and chapters of the USGBC.