Chris Easterwood Earns LEED Credential from Green Business Certification

Chris Easterwood Earns LEED Credential from Green Business Certification

Macon, Georgia – Chris Easterwood, Vice President and Senior Project Manager, from Warren Associates, Inc. has earned the LEED Green Associate credential placing him among an elite group of leading professionals in the green building industry. As a credentialed professional, Chris possesses knowledge of green building practices and how to support others working on LEED projects.

Mr. Easterwood joins an international community of more than 201,000 who have earned a LEED credential and are helping projects save energy, use fewer resources, reduce pollution and contribute to healthier environments for their occupants and the community. LEED Green Associates must earn 15 hours of continuing education hours within two years of earning the credential.

The LEED Green Associate program is one of several credentials administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally. The GBCI credentialing program uses rigorous test development best practices and requires ongoing maintenance to encourage credentialed professionals to participate in learning experiences that demonstrate continued competency and up-to-date industry knowledge. In addition to the LEED Green Associate credential, GBCI also administers the LEED AP with specialty credentials; the SITES AP credential for landscape design and development; the WELL AP credential, which focuses on human health and wellbeing in the built environment; and the Urban Greenhouse Gas Inventory Specialist credential that focuses on community-level greenhouse gas emissions inventory accounting. GBCI has received and maintained Personnel Certification accreditation from the American National Standards Institute since 2011.

About Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)

GBCI is the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally. Established in 2008, GBCI exclusively administers project certifications and professional credentials and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems, as well as the PEER standard for power systems, the WELL building standard, the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES), Parksmart, EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies), TRUE Zero Waste certification, Investor Confidence Project (ICP) for energy efficiency retrofits and the GRESB benchmark, which is used by institutional investors to improve the sustainability performance of the global property sector. www.gbci.org.

New Construction at Lake Tobesofkee

New Construction at Lake Tobesofkee

MaconBibbTV – Upgrades under way at Lake Tobesofkee


Lake Tobesofkee parks to see new restrooms, guardhouses

MACON, Ga. — Thanks to $1.3 million in SPLOST funds, parks at Lake Tobesofkee are set to see some changes.

A news release from Macon-Bibb County Public Affairs says Claystone, Arrowhead, and Sandy Beach parks will all get new guardhouses.

Crews will be building a new ranger station at Claystone Park to replace the trailers being used as housing offices.

Sandy Beach and Claystone Park will each have new restroom facilities.

The release says this is the start of the first phase of “major improvements” for Lake Tobesofkee’s parks and the project is expected to take about six months.

“Lake Tobesofkee is a jewel for our county and region, attracting people from around the state and southeast to camp, swim, walk, bike, and more, and I’m so glad to see this work getting underway,” commissioner Joe Allen said. “With this work, we’re taking care of both visitors and employees, and I know with this and future improvements that even more people will want to enjoy what’s offered out here and revenue will increase.”

The county will have a ceremonial groundbreaking with an excavator on May 20 at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate the start of construction.

Bibb Recreation Center Opening in South Bibb

Bibb Recreation Center Opening in South Bibb

Macon-Bibb County’s newest recreation center is prime for major additions.

Another $4.4 million in special sales tax revenue could be spent on the South Bibb Recreation Center, a 35,000-square-foot facility situated on 20 acres on Houston Road. The new additions would be a quick turnaround after the $10 million first phase opened to much fanfare in May.

Once phase two is completed, the South Bibb Recreation Center will have splash pads, multipurpose fields, a playground, expanded parking and more. The signature attraction, however, will be the completion of a 24-court tennis complex aimed at attracting tournaments, officials said Tuesday.

The County Commission is scheduled to vote next week to contract with Warren Associates, Inc. to complete the second phase. It will take about nine months to finish once construction begins, Macon-Bibb County SPLOST manager Clay Murphey said.

The changes to the South Bibb Recreation Center also mean more staffing will be needed, primarily for the tennis complex. Commissioners are expected to be dealing with more budget constraints leading up to next summer when the expansion is targeted for completion.

Read more here:A Bibb recreation center opened in May. It could look different by next summer