A Conversation with 14-year LEED AP, Peter Weingarten, Regional Managing Principal of Asia at Gensler

Published on: 
15 Apr 2019
Author: 
Azure Pan

A proponent and advocate of LEED for two decades, Gensler is committed to providing clients with design solutions that create a better world to live, work and play. With more than 600 million square feet of sustainable work, 150 million tons of waste diverted, 1.2 billion gallons of water saved annually, 110 million square feet of LEED certified projects and more than 1,200 LEED accredited professionals on staff, Gensler is leading the way in helping its clients and communities become more resourceful, resilient and regenerative. 

A beautiful, daylit space, the Gensler Shanghai office is a dynamic workplace and a shining example of the company's commitment in action. Peter Weingarten, the Regional Managing Principal for the Greater China and Asian Pacific Region at Gensler, introduces Gensler's new LEED-certified Shanghai office space in this video. Learn about how Gensler is using LEED as part of its commitment to sustainability and the benefits of earning a LEED AP credential.

According to Weingarten, "I think everybody at the firm should be LEED-accredited....And I do think clients across the globe are interested in LEED and LEED APs. Ultimately, I think they want to have the best talent to produce for them the most impactful projects that bring back the highest value." Weingarten adds, "I think as a market transformation force, LEED is top of its game....We learn something new everyday about sustainability when we do a project when we follow the LEED guidelines. We hope that this project helps inspire others to do the same, because we know that if we don’t come together as a community and confront the issues of climate change, we won’t be able to survive on our planet."