LEXINGTON, KY., More than twenty employees of the Big Ass Fan Company, ranging from engineers to sales personnel, have passed LEED® certification exams. Most recently, 16 members of the sales staff have earned the LEED Green Associate credential.
Each of these Green Associates dedicated an average of 50 hours of study time outside of work toward achieving their certifications, which will enable them to provide additional support to Big Ass Fans’ customers.
“The amount of time and effort spent by our sales staff on passing the Green Associates exam demonstrates the Big Ass Fan Company’s commitment to the green building movement. Our goal is to have experts on staff to support our customers in every way that we can,” said applications engineer Christian Taber, LEED BD+C.
LEED is a certification system from the U.S. Green Building Council that deals with the environmental performance of buildings based on overall characteristics of the project. Big Ass Fans can be utilized to help meet the requirements of prerequisites and earn points under the LEED rating systems.
Big Ass Fans has an extensive background of assisting customers in their quest for LEED designation on their buildings, and has achieved LEED-Gold status at its own Lexington, Ky., research and development facility.
“We’re proud to employ the best and brightest people,” said Big Ass Fans’ President Carey Smith. “This certification demonstrates our employees’ dedication to serving customers, even if it means going above and beyond in their spare time.”
Newly certified LEED Green Associates include:
• Dusty Bailey
• Allison Blanton
• Jessica Brinkman
• Justin Burhoop
• Jason Carroll
• Cory Creekmore
• Jessica Czirr
• Ginna Dombroskas
• Chasidi Eason
• Brad Holbrook
• Jason Hollan
• Cory Kress
• Joe Lacny
• Thomas Lesser
• Lance Piper
• Jeff Proctor
LEED Accredited Professionals include:
• Josh Eddy
• Isaac Fedyniak (LEED AP BD+C)
• Dawn Harrington (LEED AP DB+C)
• Brian Smith
• Christian Taber (LEED AP DB+C)
About Big Ass Fans®
Based in Lexington, KY, the Big Ass Fan Company is the leading manufacturer of huge ceiling fans for large industrial, agricultural, commercial and residential settings. Big Ass Fans range in size from 5 to 24 feet in diameter, and use low-horsepower motors to generate energy-efficient air movement for large spaces. Big Ass Fans can be used year round to provide occupant comfort and energy savings. There are over 65,000 Big Ass Fans installed worldwide in applications such as manufacturing plants, distribution centers, horse arenas, dairy barns, stadiums, art galleries, restaurants, health clubs, zoos and homes. Product solutions include Yellow Jacket®, Pivot® and Pivot 180, Powerfoil®X2.0, Powerfoil®X2.0 Plus, Powerfoil®8, Powerfoil®8 Plus, Basic 6™, AirGo®, Element®, Isis® and the new Haiku® designed for residential spaces. For more information about Big Ass Fans, please visit the Web site at www.bigassfans.com.