(SAVANNAH, GA)  Rachel Geffen, Sustainable Initiatives Intern at Melaver, Inc., has received her Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design 2.2 accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council, making her a LEED Accredited Professional.

LEED APs have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles and familiarity with LEED requirements, resources, and processes.

Geffen works with Tommy Linstroth, Head of Sustainable Initiatives, helping to decrease Melaver, Inc.'s environmental footprint. This includes reducing the company's use of natural resources and offsetting its carbon emissions.

Geffen graduated with high honors from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in biology. She is a Savannah Country Day School alumna.

"It's satisfying to work for a business that accounts for the true cost of
environmental resources," Geffen said.

Melaver, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned business based in Savannah, Georgia. The company recently received the Business of the Year award from Buy Local of Savannah for its local commitment to designing environmentally responsible projects. The company developed one of the first LEED certified buildings in the U.S. that is also on the National Historic Register. It has also developed the first all-retail LEED shopping center in the country, Abercorn Common, including the first LEED McDonald's in the U.S.

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