Jill Bellenger, ASLA, LEED GA, CPH is a founding principal at 3 Design Consulting LLC. She is a Landscape Designer and Certified Professional Horticulturist, with a focus on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative and LEED. She is an experienced Green Business advocate, with core expertise including conservation landscaping, LEED, graphic design, professional development programming and green building practices.
She holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY and is currently enrolled in the Sustainable MBA program at Green Mountain College. Jill is also an instructor at the Monteverde Institute Sustainable Futures semester in Costa Rica.
Is LEED Enough? It is a question that is being asked by a lot in the industry. My answer is NO. LEED is only a stepping stone that all need to know. We are in a time of change just like back in the mi...Read More
Question: Eleanor asks: I need to design a seventh grade science class around the topic of sustainable architecture and LEED certified buildings. Could you make any recommendations as to a good lesso...Read More
What is the IGBC AP? The Indian Green Building Council™ Accredited Professional (IGBC AP) Examination is a professional examination designed to test the knowledge of green building design and constr...Read More
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Question: Neil asks: I own an Italian restaurant and want to go green. What do I do and where do I start? Can you give me some suggestions for ways to go green? My restaurant is about 5000 sf and is l...Read More
Question: Neil asks: I own an Italian restaurant and want to go green. What do I do and where do I start? Can you give me some suggestions for ways to go green? My restaurant is about 5000 sf and is ...Read More
Question: Robin asks: LEED 2009 (NC) IEQ 4.4 states “Materials considered fixtures, furniture and equipment (FF&E) are not considered base building elements and are not included”. Does this m...Read More
Question: Mitch asks: What ice melt chemical or product do you recommend for LEED certified buildings? Answer: Hi Mitch, thanks for your question on environmentally friendly de-icing products. There i...Read More
Question: Sharyn asks: My daughter is going to renovate a space for her new chiropractic office. The space has very high ceilings with exposed girders. Girders will have sprayed on insulation. We kno...Read More
Question: The LEED documentation process seems daunting… what is really required? Answer: For the design professional who’s never done a LEED project before, the idea of completing all the necess...Read More
Question: Jim asks: Hello, can you advise on LEED AP vs. LEED GA? I currently work in sales for a solar company with some hands on commercial installations. I am also RESNET and BPI accredited. With ...Read More
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