LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a global, regional and local green building rating system that provides third-party verification of the features, design, construction, maintenance, operation and effectiveness of green buildings.
Developed and maintained by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED is a simple and effective program for navigating complex, often competing building and environmental issues affecting humans worldwide. It is a tool that can be used to improve the environment, create better performing buildings and enhance public health. With specific achievement paths built in, LEED is designed for use in a variety of climates and localities, often synching with local laws and requirements. Read more »