Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design

  • LEED is transforming the way we think about how buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe.
  • LEED is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.
  • To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.
  • Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for their project.
  • There are four levels of certification – the number of points a project earns determines the level of LEED certification that the project will receive.
  • Typical certification thresholds are:

Proven Performance.  If you are serious about saving money, conserving energy, reducing water consumption, improving indoor air quality, making better building material choices, and driving innovation, then LEED is the best choice.

Lifetime of returns.  LEED- certified buildings cost less to operate, reducing energy and water bills by as much as 40%

Find out more about LEED by visiting www.usgbc.org