Troy Pavelka of Normandy Builders Receives LEED Green Associate Certification from the US Green Building Council

Hinsdale, IL ─ February 25 ─ Troy Pavelka of Normandy Builders has recently been awarded the LEED Green Associate credential by the Green Building Certification Institute, a branch of the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED certification means that Pavelka has passed his certification exam and has shown knowledge in green building and remodeling principles.

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and was developed by the US Green Building Council as a way to identify and implement practical and measurable green building solutions.  Buildings or homes can qualify for a variety of LEED certifications depending on how well they score on the LEED Green Building Rating System.  A LEED Green Associate certification shows that Pavelka is knowledgeable about these building methods and has studied and been tested about the extent of his knowledge on the subject.

As a licensed architect, Pavelka understands the benefits of incorporating green principles into the home remodeling projects of his clients.  “Many of the ways to make your remodeling project more green are affordable and easy to obtain,” says Pavelka.  “There has been this misconception that going green is an all or nothing prospect, which can significantly increase the price of your project.  While it is true that there are many high tech ‘green’ solutions, many of today’s solutions can be found at nearly any price point and can be a part of an affordable remodeling project.”

Pavelka will be giving a seminar to homeowners on the ways that green remodeling can be incorporated into a home remodeling project on Saturday April 16, 2011 from 10:30AM to 12:30PM at Normandy Builders Hinsdale Showroom.  The seminar is entitled “Commonsense Green Remodeling” and is free to attend for those who register at

About Normandy Builders

Normandy Builders is a Design/Build remodeling firm that develops plans and designs and then executes those plans to create a single point of contact for a homeowner’s remodeling project.  Normandy Builders has been providing award winning kitchens, baths, renovations and additions to Chicago area clients for over 30 years.  Normandy is known for great service, high ethical standards, and exceptional quality of work.  Their dedication to their clients has previously earned them the title of Remodeler of the Year by Professional Remodeler Magazine, as well as the distinction of GuildQuality Guildmaster Award in 2008, 2009, and 2010.  Centrally located in Hinsdale, Normandy Builders services the entire Chicago Metro area.  Normandy’s headquarters also features an 8,000 sq ft showroom that allows prospective clients to learn more about the renovation process and makes the selections process for existing clients quick and convenient.

About Troy Pavelka

Troy is an award winning licensed architect who directs Normandy’s design staff to ensure aesthetic sensitivity and function.  With Normandy since 2002, he was promoted to Design Manager in 2008.  Having received his Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois, Troy exhibits a passion for architecture and a strong focus on design.  He is also well versed in environmentally sensitive construction and tries to integrate that knowledge into each of his projects.  Troy serves on the Design Review Board as a Design Commissioner for the Village of La Grange, and has earned LEED Green Associate certification.

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