Green building & leed® education

As green building concepts and practices mainstream, companies and municipalities need to educate their staff and the public about the different aspects of high performance buildings such as: site selection, energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor environmental quality and green building materials.

Andres Edwards and his team at EduTracks focus on developing green building materials and LEED education programs. For further details on any of the projects below, please visit the EduTracks web site.

LEED Projects

As a LEED Accredited Professional, Andrés Edwards and a team of designers, writers and fabricators have designed and developed a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) education program including displays and case study reports aimed at educating the public about the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Rating System and its implementation in building projects.

Recent LEED projects:
American Automobile Association (AAA), Walnut Creek, California
College of Marin, Kentfield, California
San Francisco Department of the Environment, San Francisco, California
Rohnert Park City Hall, Rohnert Park, California
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Headquarters, Morristown, New Jersey
Transcontinental Printing facility, Fremont, California
Foundation Capital, Menlo Park, California

City of Oakland
Oakland, California

The City of Oakland's LEED display, located in the Green Building Resource Center at 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, provides an overview of green building, the LEED products and describes LEED projects in Oakland and the East Bay.


Whole Foods Market
Sarasota, Florida

The Whole Foods LEED display, is part of a comprehensive, green building education program. This Whole Foods Market in Sarasota, Florida is one of the first LEED rated grocery stores in the U.S. The display is part of the LEED submission for one education point under the "Innovation and Design Process" category.


Cotati Police Facility
Cotati, California

The Cotati Police facility's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) display highlights the environmental aspects of the facility to the building's occupants and visitors. The topics covered in the display include sustainable building practices, the LEED rating system and how LEED is implemented in the building.


Pfizer, Inc.
South San Francisco, California

The LEED-CI (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Commercial Interiors) display provides a means for Pfizer's occupants and visitors to become familiar with the environmental aspects of the facility by learning about the LEED-CI Rating System. This project is the first laboratory facility to be registered in the LEED-CI pilot program. Visitors have an opportunity to flip through "pages" with information and samples of building materials used in the facility.


Budlong Woods, West Englewood and Oriole Park Libraries
Chicago, Illinois

The Budlong Woods LEED and Green Building Concepts displays are part of the City of Chicago's initiative to educate its residents its green building program. This library was designed as a prototype building and subsequently adapted to achieve a LEED rating by becoming more sustainable and energy efficient.

The West Englewood LEED and Green Building Concepts displays focus on the LEED Rating System and green building strategies.

At Oriole Park library, the LEED and Green Building Concepts displays help visitors understand the LEED Rating system and how it is implemented in this building.

green building materials projects

The LEED displays and case study reports comprise one education point submittal under LEED’s “Innovation and Design Process” section. Andrés Edwards has also worked with numerous municipalities to develop green building materials displays, built from sustainable materials, which include samples of green building materials, sustainable building strategies, case studies and information about local suppliers. For further details on any of the projects below, please visit the EduTracks web site.

Contra Costa County: Community Development Agency
Martinez, California

The Contra Costa County Green Building Materials display provides an opportunity for visitors to learn about green building materials and where to find them locally. The display includes thirty material samples from over ten categories including roofing, foundation, flooring, insulation, countertops, FSC wood, etc.


San Francisco: Department of the Environment,
an Francisco, California

The San Francisco Green Building Materials display, located in the lobby of the San Francisco Department of the Environment's EcoCenter, allows visitors access to green building samples and information about the city's green building program. The display has samples of sustainable building materials as well as information about green building concepts.


Marin County: Community Development Agency
San Rafael, California

The Marin County Green Building Materials display provides a means for visitors to become familiar with sustainable building materials and information. The display showcases green building materials, examples of sustainably designed buildings, and information about materials specifications, features and local vendors.


"Andres did great work and delivered on a very tight schedule. Plus, it was refreshing working with a fellow LEED Accredited Professional."