LEED stands for green building leadership. LEED is transforming the way we think about how buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe. LEED certified buildings save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for their project.
LEED v4 is the newest version of the world’s premier benchmark for high-performance green buildings.
This version is bolder, more specialized, and designed for an improved user experience.
Here’s why LEED v4 is better:
- Includes a focus on materials that goes beyond how much is used to get a better understanding of what’s in the materials we spec for our buildings and the effect those components have on human health and the environment
- Takes a more performance-based approach to indoor environmental quality to ensure improved occupant comfort
- Brings the benefits of smart grid thinking to the forefront with a credit that rewards projects for participating in demand response programs
- Provides a clearer picture of water efficiency by evaluating total building water use
For more information, please visit the LEED Site here!