HMC Architects’ Project Designer Shweta Joshi earned LEED AP BD+C credentials. As a digital practice champion, sustainability advocate, and technology leader, she’s pioneering effective solutions to the global challenges of today and tomorrow—through sustainable and high-performance architecture.

Shweta is very passionate about sustainability and environmental analysis. In her time at HMC, Shweta has worked on several memorable education projects including Folsom Lake College’s Science Center, College of Marin’s Learning Resource Center, San Mateo-Foster City School District’s Beach Park Elementary School and multi-purpose buildings, and Santa Clara Unified School District’s upcoming Laurelwood Elementary School. For each of these projects, she led efforts on sustainability analysis which informed the design and helped the schools earn high-performance credentials.

Whenever I am working on environmental analysis or daylight analysis for a project, I am in my happy place.

The LEED BD+C professional credentials are overseen by the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), which is the credentialing subsidiary of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  A LEED AP BD+C designation shows that a professional has expertise in the design and construction phases of green buildings and incorporates a holistic design process to achieve cost-effectiveness and optimal levels of building performance.

As sustainability standards become more stringent and more projects require LEED documentation or similar certification, becoming LEED BD+C certified was a personal development goal for Joshi. She said, “studying for the exam helped me grow my knowledge and I am supercharged to put that knowledge to good use and leverage data-driven insights to make informed design decisions.”