LEED – Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED® program recognizes best-in-class construction strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, construction projects must satisfy prerequisites and earn a specific set of points to achieve different levels of certification. This certification has benefits to organizations in all markets, whether it be education, healthcare or government, among others.
The LEED program was created to improve overall environmental performance and energy efficiency over the lifecycle of a building. Working with a sustainability consultant during the LEED certification process helps identify opportunities for conserving water, integrating alternative energy solutions and reducing your reliance on fossil fuels. In doing so, you not only reduce your carbon footprint, but you lower your operating costs, too.