LEED 101

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LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is an international standard for environmentally sound buildings, certifying approximately 1.85 million square feet per day.

If you’re new to LEED it can be overwhelming but don’t worry, we’ve made it simple for you.

LEED is split into two overarching categories LEED Certification and LEED Credentialing.  LEED Certification is a third party verification process for green buildings.  LEED Credentialing is an educational accreditation for individuals.

Should I be pursuing LEED certification for my building?  The answer;  if you want to be sure that your building is designed to have a low impact on the environment then LEED is for you.

LEED works for all building types, from corporate offices to homes.  It’s a roadmap to follow and a recognized designation that proves your building is eco-friendly.  Each building or project that registers for LEED certification earns points to achieve a certification level:  Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.  Points are earned based on the sustainable practices implemented during the construction and renovation phase of building.  Your building is certified by the number of points it achieved.  The more points achieved, the higher the certification.

Should I be pursuing LEED accreditation for myself?  The answer;  if you would like to improve your green building knowledge or be recognized as a green building expert, then yes, you should be pursuing LEED credentials.

Follow this link to learn the basics of LEED and why you should choose to pursue the green building certification or education credentials.

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