Leadership in Energy Environmental Design (LEED)
LEED points are awarded by the non-profit organization U.S. Green Building Council to certify that a building is environmentally
sustainable and meets various environmental standards set by the USGBC. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design. LEED points give a structure environmental credibility and are used by architects, engineers, developers and
builders as well as government and non-profit organizations.
LEED emphasizes sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials and resource selection and indoor
environmental quality. The USGBC certifies sustainable businesses, homes, hospitals, schools and neighborhoods.
All phases of development and construction are rated with LEED points. This voluntary rating system helps improve better building
integration practices and raises environmental awareness. This rating system also recognizes environmental leaders in the building
industry. Ultimately, LEED points promote cleaner, safer living and working spaces.Since various factors affect different
environments, we encourage you to talk with your architect about LEED points.
The benefits of LEED certification include:
lower operating costs
Increased asset value
Reduction of environmental pollution
Conservation of natural resources
Qualification for tax rebates and other incentives
Demonstration of owner's commitment to a safer, cleaner environment