National Council for Interior Design Qualification The NCIDQ Certificate demonstrates that Laurie Grimmelsman is uniquely qualified through education, experience and examination to competently practice interior design and is the Mark of a Professional® for interior designers. It is not enough for a provider of interior design services to understand just the aesthetics. The designed safety of interiors for homeowners, business owners or users of public and private spaces requires much more in today's complex world.


LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work and learn. As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

The LEED AP credential provides a standard for professionals participating in the design and construction of environmentally responsible, high-performance commercial spaces and tenant improvements. The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) created this credential to denote practical knowledge of the Green Interior Design + Construction LEED rating system: LEED for Commercial Interiors.