3 Design Consulting LLC
Offering LEED Management, Building Commissioning, and Green Business Consulting throughout the U.S.


Fairfax, VA, 22033
United States
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3 Design Consulting LLC is a small, woman owned business (WBE) offering LEED Management, feasibility studies, and eco-charettes to the Green Building professional community, as well as Green Business Consulting to various organizations, including retail and offices. We began in early 2009 through our 15 years of combined architecture and landscape design experience, and a mutual passion for sustainable design practices.  

Partner W. Edward LeBard is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) with an extensive background in architecture and sustainable design.  After attaining his Bachelor and Masters degrees in Architecture from the University of Maryland, Ed continued to advance in his field in the Baltimore/DC area.  Ed's architectural experience has spanned 10 years, working on projects in over 10 states and totalling over $930 million in new buildings, existing building renovations, and adaptive reuse.  

Partner Jill Bellenger is a Certified Professional Horticulturist, adapting her focus of conservation landscaping to the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative and LEED for Neighborhood Development.  She is an experienced Green Business advocate, assisting various organizations to not only save money but to also go green in the process.  Jill has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY.
Jacob Panikar, AIA LEED AP, Principal, CSD Architects (colleague)
“Jill is very passionate about the environment and worked very hard to educate others long before others caught on to its importance. Jill is meticulous in her work and believes in starting with the right concept. Her work at 3 Design Consulting responds to this fundamental approach.” - October 30, 2009 

David Dillard, President, D2 Architecture
“Jill was a vital part of our landscape design team at CSD in Baltimore. I was consistently pleased at the quality of work that Jill and her team turned out. She also was a stand-out in advancing the cause of Green at CSD. I was pleased at her leadership in that endeavor in the context of a 100+ firm.” - October 26, 2009 

Brian Baker | LEED AP, CGP, Owner | V.P. of Marketing & Design, studio26 homes
“If you are seeking an honest, informed, and ethical company to help navigate through the often arduous path known as LEED Certification, 3 Design Consulting and Ed Lebard will prove to be a valuable resource on your side. I have known Ed for over 10 years and have always been very impressed with his true character, his creative talent, and his ability to deliver no matter what task was needed. In the years since, Ed has continued to be not only a genuine person and friend despite our distance, but also a dedicated designer and professional within the design and construction industries. I highly recommend considering the comprehensive LEED consulting services at 3 Design Consulting for your next green project!” - October 16, 2009

Brian Mallare, Senior Systems Engineer at Entegra Systems, Inc
“Ed provided architectural design services to me while he was with Waldon Studio Associates. As the Owner's Rep for our project, I interacted with Ed on a daily basis. I would have worn out a lesser man! But Ed patiently endured my constant changes and delivered reliable designs and drawings that enabled us to get our job done. He's bright and energetic, and genuinely a nice person to work with. I trusted him and he delivered.” - June 18, 2009