LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified commercial and residential buildings are designed to lower operating costs and increase value, reduce landfill waste, Conserve energy and water, provide a healthier and safer environment for occupants and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. LEED levels of certification are Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
Pursuing LEED certification is addressed during the preliminary design stages and budgeting meetings of a project. An organization's participation in the voluntary and technically rigorous LEED process demonstrates leadership, innovation, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.
LEED certification process provides measurable scales of design, construction and operations concerning: Sustainable sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Locations & Linkages, Awareness & Education, Innovation in Design and Regional Priority.