What is LEED?

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit organization that sought to create a shift in building design with respect to the environment. The program aimed to spotlight projects who opted for following green standards over the typical model. See the new updated LEED 3.0 model and changes to the system in all sections of LEED!

Dockside Green, Victoria, British Columbia
The highest rated LEED Platinum Project in the world

To fulfill this, the USGBC created a program for rating buildings based on how well they performed in five core categories:

The sixth category recognizes Innovation and Design related to the core categories. This program is now known as LEED, short for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design[1].

LEED Certification

LEED Accredited Professionals?

References:

  1. The USGBC's web page for LEED

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