Timothy A. Slavin, director of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs and state historic preservation officer, has recently been credentialed as a LEED Green Associate by the U.S. Green Building Council, a nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), is a certification program that provides guidance in the design, construction, operations and maintenance of green buildings, homes and communities across the world. A LEED Green Associate must demonstrate a thorough understanding of green-building principles and practices, including the selection of sustainable sites, achieving greater water efficiency, addressing energy and atmosphere issues, using renewable materials and resources and maintaining indoor environmental quality. According to the US Green Building Council, Slavin is now one of 42 LEED professionals in Delaware.
Slavin has served as division director and state historic preservation officer since 2005. His responsibilities include, among others, the maintenance and management of six museums and more than 40 state-owned historic properties across Delaware.