The certification process is comprehensive and extends far beyond the simple verification of legal female ownership. Beyond clear and documented evidence of majority ownership by women, the process serves to verify not only the legitimacy of the company, but that the contribution of capital and expertise by the primary female owners is substantial and in proportion to their vested interest. Furthermore it must be demonstrated that they have direct control over policy, fiscal and operational matters, as well as long term direction of the company.
The company’s status as a WBE – granted through the Office of Minority & Women Business Development (OMWBD) of the City of Indianapolis – provides Platinum Earth with a valuable distinction and opens up a pipeline to government contracts and companies with diversity programs. “The Mid-West is still an emerging marketplace for sustainability projects, but this certification allows us to better expose ourselves to potential clients and gives us the opportunity to demonstrate our expertise to an expanded audience.” Heather Ane added.
About Platinum Earth, LLC
Founded in July 2010, by Heather Ane Zeto, LEED AP BD+C | O+M, Platinum Earth LLC is one of Indiana’s only dedicated LEED® consultation and documentation specialists. While there are a number of design and engineering firms that include LEED consulting amongst its portfolio of services, LEED and sustainability is Platinum Earth’s only business – we uniquely blend comprehensive knowledge of the LEED certification process with dynamic hands-on experience in data collection, submittal review and credit analysis on both past and current projects, leading to success in meeting certification targets and timelines.
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Platinum Earth, LLC
Heather Ane Zeto