LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (LEED):
LEED is an internationally recognized green building program, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
LEED applies to all building types – commercial as well as residential. It works throughout the building lifecycle – design and construction, operations and maintenance, and major retrofits.
It is a voluntary, consensus-based, market-driven program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. From individual buildings and homes, to entire neighborhoods and communities, LEED is transforming the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated. Comprehensive and flexible, LEED addresses the entire lifecycle of a building. Participation in the voluntary LEED process demonstrates leadership, innovation, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.
LEED provides building owners and operators the tools they need to immediately impact their building’s performance and bottom line, while providing healthy indoor spaces for a building’s occupants.
Buyers assess Manufacturers on LEED compliance to measure the impact of manufacturers on the environment.