LEONARDO ACADEMY INC

Madison, WI   |  http://www.leonardoacademy.org/

Mission

Leonardo Academy is dedicated to improving the environment, reducing emissions and advancing sustainability. Areas of Focus: Sustainable Buildings and LEED, Well, emissions inventories, reduction actions and offsets, sustainable organizations, sustainable transportation, sustainable agriculture, sustainability standards, securing grants that support equipment, vehicle and engine upgrades and replacements to reduce emissions.

Ruling year info

1997

Principal Officer

Mr. Michael Arny

Main address

1526 Chandler Street

Madison, WI 53711 USA

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EIN

39-1881853

NTEE code info

Energy Resources Conservation and Development (C35)

Agricultural Programs (K20)

Engineering and Technology Research, Services (U40)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Training and Outreach

Leonardo Academy provides sustainability training and education onsite, through webinars and on demand. Topics include overall sustainability, LEED implementation and certification, emissions footprints, reductions and offsets, sustainable land management, sustainable Agriculture, and sustainable standards development. 

Leonardo Academy also provides information and tools for individuals and families to increase their sustainable efforts through WorldGreen.org website, a unique online sustainable community created to help social entrepreneurs on all levels develop and communicate the impact of their green actions. By providing a forum for the discussion of environmentally sustainable materials, reduction of negative environmental impacts and increased energy efficiency, Leonardo Academy extends its knowledge-base freely to the public.

Population(s) Served

Works to provide information, education and tools to support understanding of the causes of emissions, actions for emission reduction and the use of emission offsets. Emissions program included emission reduction actions for buildings, transportation and equipment.

Population(s) Served

Leonardo Academy provides services that help companies and organizations understand, quantify and manage their overall sustainability and emissions footprints. Leonardo Academy's services include overall sustainability assessments and strategies (environmental impacts, social impacts, economic prosperity) and emissions footprint assessments and strategies.

Population(s) Served

Leonardo Academy is an accredited standards developer through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). We develop voluntary, consensus-based standards to help guide sustainability actions and to help create competitive markets for sustainable goods, services and organizations. Leonardo Academy played a key role in the development of the LEED family of rating systems and in the development of the Existing Buildings Rating system.

Population(s) Served

Provides training, tools and implementation support for sustainable buildings and LEED certification

Population(s) Served

Developing the National Sustainable Agriculture Standard LEO-4000

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Leonardo Academy secures grants to support emission reduction actions for transportation and equipment .

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Affiliations & memberships

U.S. Green Building Council 1999

Urban Land Institute - Member 2008

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

(1) Sustainable Buildings:
To continue to reduce the negative impacts of buildings by support the expanded implementation of sustainability in buildings.

(2) Sustainability Education:
Continue to provide sustainability education s to support broader implementation of sustainability practices.

(3) Sustainability Standards
Continue to develop sustainability standards and move them into broad use to maximize the positive impacts of these standards.
(3a) The ANSI/LEO-4000 American National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture
(3b) The ANSI/LEO-5000 The American National Standard for Emissions Inventories, offsets and Reduction Credits
(3c) The ANSI/LEO-9000 The American National Standard for Sustainable Gaming
(4) Greening Events
Events certified under Leonardo Academy's Cleaner and Greener® Program help them become more sustainable. Examples include USGBC's Greenbuild, GSA Training, Gov Energy and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City

(5) Sustainable Transportation and engine emissions reduction
Leonardo Academy secured grants that support engine emissions reductions project based on both increased efficiency and use of alternative fuels.

(6) Oak Savannah and Prairie Restoration
Leonardo Academy is working to restore the oak savannah and prairie restoration on its Valley Ridge Preserve for Sustainability Research and Demonstration.

7) Corporate emissions reductions
Leonardo Academy helps organizations quantify their emissions, identify and implement emissions reduction opportunities, and emissions offsets.

(1) Sustainable Buildings:
To continue to reduce the negative impacts of buildings by support the expanded implementation of sustainability in buildings.
Leonardo Academy Strategies to Increase Impact: Increased education and out reach, working to increase the market incentives for sustainable buildings and working to make building sustainability implementation, on going maintenance and documentation simpler and more automatic.

(2) Sustainability Education:
Continue to provide sustainability education s to support broader implementation of sustainability practices.
Leonardo Academy Strategies to Increase Impact:

(3) Sustainability Standards
Continue to develop sustainability standards and move them into broad use to maximize the positive impacts of these standards.

(3a) The ANSI/LEO-4000 American National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture
Leonardo Academy Strategies to Increase Impact: Increase outreach and education. Provide tools that simplify participation.

(3b) The ANSI/LEO-5000 The American National Standard for Emissions Inventories, offsets and Reduction Credits
Leonardo Academy Strategies to Increase Impact: Increase outreach and education. Provide tools that simplify participation.

(3c) The ANSI/LEO-9000 The American National Standard for Sustainable Gaming
Leonardo Academy Strategies to Increase Impact: Increase outreach and education. Provide tools that simplify participation.

(4) Greening Events
Events certified under Leonardo Academy's Cleaner and Greener® Program help them become more sustainable. Past examples include USGBC's Greenbuild, GSA Training, Gov Energy and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City
Leonardo Academy Strategies to Increase Impact: Increase outreach and education. Provide tools that simplify participation.

(5) Sustainable Transportation and engine emissions reduction
Leonardo Academy secured grants that support engine emissions reductions project based on both increased efficiency and use of alternative fuels.
Leonardo Academy Strategies to Increase Impact: Increase outreach and education. Identify more grant opportunities for funding to reduce transportation emissions.

(6) Oak Savannah and Prairie Restoration
Leonardo Academy is working to restore the oak savannah and prairie restoration on its Valley Ridge Preserve for Sustainability Research and Demonstration.
Leonardo Academy Strategies to Increase Impact: Continue the slow but steady process of restoration.7) Corporate emissions reductions

(7) Leonardo Academy helps organizations quantify their emissions, identify and implement emissions reduction opportunities, and emissions offsets.
Leonardo Academy Strategies to Increase Impact: Increase outreach and education. Provide tools that simplify participation.

Leonardo Academy's capabilities to meet our goals is our bright, hard working and resourceful staff.

(1) Sustainable Buildings:
Leonardo Academy helped develop the LEED rating system and helped bring it into broad use.
What we have not year accomplished is continuing the rapid expansion of use of this rating system as it matures.

(2) Sustainability Education:
Leonardo Academy has been providing sustainability trainings since our founding.
What we have not yet accomplished yet is getting our sustainability training delivered to all those people who would benefit, including both existing and new customers.

(3) Sustainability Standards
Continue to develop sustainability standards and move them into broad use to maximize the positive impacts of these standards.

(3a) The ANSI/LEO-4000 American National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture
Leonardo Academy has climbed the first mountain which was developing this standard. Now Leonardo Academy needs to climb the second mountain, which is brining this standard into broad so that its full sustainability benefits are realized.

(3b) The ANSI/LEO-5000 The American National Standard for Emissions Inventories, offsets and Reduction Credits
Leonardo Academy has climbed the first mountain which was developing this standard. Now Leonardo Academy needs to climb the second mountain, which is brining this standard into broad so that its full sustainability benefits are realized.

(3c) The ANSI/LEO-9000 The American National Standard for Sustainable Gaming
Leonardo Academy has climbed the first mountain which was developing this standard. Now Leonardo Academy needs to climb the second mountain, which is brining this standard into broad so that its full sustainability benefits are re
(4) Greening Events
Leonardo Academy has greened many events.
Now Leonardo Academy needs to green the rest of the events.

(5) Sustainable Transportation and engine emissions reduction
Leonardo Academy has secured many grants that have supported engine emissions reductions project based on both increased efficiency and use of alternative fuels.
Leonardo Academy now needs to Increase Impact by increasing outreach and education and by identifying more grant opportunities for securing funding to reduce transportation emissions.

(6) Oak Savannah and Prairie Restoration
Leonardo Academy has gotten started in our work on restoring the oak savannah and the prairie.
Leonardo Academy now needs to drive this restoration project to completion.

(7) Leonardo Academy helps organizations quantify their emissions, identify and implement emissions reduction opportunities, and offset emissions
Leonardo Academy has helped many organizations quantify their emissions, identify and implement emissions reduction opportunities, and offset emissions
Leonardo Academy now needs to helped many more organizations quantify their emissions, identify and implement emissions reduction opportunities, and offset emissions

Financials

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LEONARDO ACADEMY INC

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michael Arny

Leonardo Academy Inc.

Peter Flannery

Flannery and Associates

JOE BEYLER

Advertising Creations

MICHAEL ARNY

Leonardo Academy

JOE HARA

No Affiliation

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No