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LEONARDO ACADEMY INC

Madison, WI

Mission

Mission Statement:

Leonardo Academy is a charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing sustainability by leveraging innovative tools and information to motivate the competitive market. By utilizing an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability education and implementation, we strive to make sustainability practical for everyone.

We develop integrative sustainability solutions designed to enhance the environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic prosperity of organizations, corporations and individuals. We see a world filled with sustainable opportunities that can transform the way we live today and ensure the prosperity of future generations.

Areas of Focus:
Sustainable Buildings and LEED, emissions inventories, reduction actions and offsets, sustainable organizations, sustainable transportation, sustainable agriculture, sustainability standards

Ruling Year

1997

Principal Officer

Mr. Michael Arny

Main Address

8401 Excelsior Drive Suite 102

Madison, WI 53717 USA

Keywords

Sustainability, LEED, Emissions, Training, Green Building, ANSI, Consulting

EIN

39-1881853

 Number

4346374080

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Energy Resources Conservation and Development (C35)

Agricultural Programs (K20)

Engineering and Technology Research, Services (U40)

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Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Training and Outreach

Emissions Program

Organizational Sustainability

Sustainable Standards Development

LEED and Sustinabile Buildings

Sustainable Agriculture

Transportation and Equipment Emission Reductions

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Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

(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.

Leonardo Academy is quantifying it's achievements for 2015 in each of its 7 primary areas of work and we will track and quantify our achievements in 2016 and for future years.

(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


External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

U.S. Green Building Council

Urban Land Institute - Member

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Financials

LEONARDO ACADEMY INC

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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