Contributions to LEED
Leadership In Energy & Environmental Design (LEED™)
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System® is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. A leading-edge system for designing, constructing, operating and certifying the world’s greenest buildings. Created by the US Green Building Council and adapted for Canada by the Canada Green Building Council.
Why Was LEED™ Created?
- To facilitate positive results for the environment, occupant health and financial return.
- define “green” by providing a standard for measurement.
- Prevent “green-washing” (false or exaggerated claims).
- Promote whole-building, integrated design processes.
- Improve occupant performance.
- Estimated $29 –168 billion in national productivity losses per
- Reduce absenteeism and turnover.
- Providing a healthy workplace improves employee
- Increase retail sales with day lighting.
- Studies have shown 40% improvement.
What Is “Green” Design?
- Design and construction practices that significantly reduce or
eliminate the negative impact of buildings on the
environment and occupants.
- Improves public health and quality of life through lowemitting
Benefits of “Green” Design
- Environmental benefits: Reduce impact on the environment
- Economic benefits: Improve the bottom line & Reduce
- Health and safety benefits: Enhance occupant comfort,
decreased vacancy & improve retention
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