The Weitz Company: Your Partner to Achieving LEED Certification on Large Scale Projects 

October 31, 2023  /  News Blog,

With decades of LEED-certified building experience, Weitz is proud to work alongside our clients to build a more sustainable future. Weitz has over 100 LEED accredited professionals on staff to help clients navigate the specific requirements at every project stage to achieve their project’s environmental goals. 

Recently, the Kansas City International Airport’s New Terminal marked a significant accomplishment in the aviation industry by earning LEED Gold certification. This project is the second and the largest airport in the United States to achieve this feat and earned this certification by meeting each marker in the LEED Certification’s four-tiered point system. For a project to achieve a top-tier certification, LEED must be considered early in the planning stages. 

The community’s commitment to sustainability, craftsmanship, and design innovation is now on display at the Kansas City International Airport’s New Terminal. This achievement not only marks an incredible sustainability forethought, set forth by Kansas City, but reduces the overall carbon impact an airport has on its community.

Jake Cowan, LEED Manager for the Kansas City Airport’s New Terminal project

Another Weitz project set to complete soon, University of Florida’s Undergraduate Residential Complex with Honors College, is planned to achieve LEED Gold Certification.

This certification supports UF’s ongoing campus-wide sustainability initiatives. And with people’s health and well-being at the center of the design, this project will be a living learning tool and serve as ongoing education and awareness for students, the University, and future generations.

Iris Meeker, Director of Sustainability at Walker Architects

The Weitz Company is committed to the promotion of sustainable design and construction practices in all of our projects. Our company utilizes the LEED Certified guide through every stage of a project to ensure we are able to meet a client’s sustainability goals and increase a project’s environmental longevity. To date, the Weitz Company has built over 70 LEED-certified projects nationwide. To read more about LEED certification and its history visit: