Dart Realty (Cayman) Ltd., which is owned by Ken Dart, has designed many of its buildings in Camana Bay using principles of US Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Although not all have been LEED certified, Dart Realty plans on making their office building in Camana Bay certified.
“LEED is something that has become more of an industry standard rather than a choice,” Roddy Graham, senior construction engineer for Dart Realty, said, adding that if Dart Realty was to be seen as a dynamic developer, it needed to attain LEED certification for its future buildings. “The next office building will definitely be LEED-certified.”
Although it may be difficult for Cayman commercial buildings to reach LEED platinum standard because of things like the difficulty in sourcing building materials within 500 miles, Dart Realty is committed to bringing LEED to the Cayman Islands. In addition to the Camana Bay office, the first phase of the 100+ unit condominium block will also be built to LEED standards.
Dulian Terry-Swaby, a young Caymanian who is LEED Accredited, is working with Dart to help the company meet its goals of building to the LEED standard. Prior to taking the accreditation exams, Dulian got professional experience on a LEED project through Dart Realty. He passed the Green Associate exam last year then pursued the AP credential, which signified an advanced depth of knowledge in green building practices and also reflects the ability to specialize in a particular LEED rating system. Dulian’s specialization is in building design and construction.