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Green Services

West Plains Engineering

As we push deeper into the 21st Century, environmentally-friendly systems are becoming the norm. We pride ourselves on our support of this movement and offer guidance to systems that are functional, energy efficient and environmentally responsible. This benefits future generations and often times, the bottom line.

LEED® & Environmentally Conscious Design

West Plains Engineering is a strong advocate for environmentally sound projects and we take a comprehensive, integrated approach to Sustainable Design and the LEED rating system. We are a member firm of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), and have multiple LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED AP) on staff at multiple office locations

Our engineers have focused on energy efficient designs that are comfortable, reliable, and user friendly since the firm began more than 25 years ago. With the inception of the LEED rating system, our engineers have embraced the opportunity to learn and share the practices that meet strict energy and environmental standards. We use several energy modeling techniques, the latest software tools, and years of experience to incorporate practical Sustainable Design concepts into all projects and arrive at the best design for the user.

We understand the process of maintaining clear communication and solid teamwork to successfully take a project to the level of LEED Platinum Certification, because we have done it. Below is a list of projects that are pending or have achieved certification:

LEED Platinum


LEED Silver

LEED Certified

  • SDARNG Troop Medical Center – Rapid City, South Dakota (Pending)
  • South Dakota Housing Development Authority – Pierre, South Dakota
  • SDARNG Mobridge Readiness Center – Mobridge, South Dakota (SPiRiT Certification)