The authors of the GSA LEED Applications Guide would like to thank Mr. David B. Eakin, Chief Engineer in
the Office of the Chief Architect of the U.S. General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service, for his
guidance, oversight, and support in conceptualizing and developing this Guide.
The GSA LEED Applications Guide was prepared by Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) of Norwalk,
Connecticut and Washington, DC under Contract No. GS11P99MAD0565, Order No. P0002CY
0065. Helen English was Principal-in-Charge of the Guide; John Amatruda was Project Manager and Principal
Author. The SWA project team included Bambi Tran and Ben Dyson.
Electronic versions of the GSA LEED Applications Guide and the GSA LEED Cost Study are available for
downloading from the Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) Web site at www.wbdg.org. The WBDG is the
only knowledge-based Web portal designed to provide government and industry practitioners with one-stop
access to up-to-date information on a wide range of federal construction criteria, guidance, and technology
from an integrated, or "whole building," perspective. The WBDG contains an entire design objective branch
with a number of resource pages and tools related to sustainability and the LEED Green Building Rating