Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design


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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

(LEED)
A third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability, factoring in community resources and public transit, site characteristics, indoor environmental quality, awareness and education, and innovation by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor air quality. There are LEED ratings (project certification) for commercial and residential construction, as well as for specific applications such as neighborhoods, and specific applications such as retail, multiple buildings/campuses, schools, healthcare, laboratories, and lodging. This program was developed and is operated by the U.S. Green Building Council. Buildings evaluated by LEED are rated as certified, silver, gold, or platinum. There are a total of 69 LEED credits available in the six categories: 26 credits are required to attain the most basic level of LEED certification; 33 to 38 credits are needed for silver; 39 to 51 credits for gold; 52 to 69 credits for the platinum rating.
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More importantly, the building is the first in New York to be given a gold rating under the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) programme.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green building rating system for sustainable design that lessens the impact on the environment, reduces operating costs and creates a healthy working space.
Although not a certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, which is developed for higher performance, it was built with high-performance design in mind and has many energy-saving features.
The West Quad also boasts a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, which means that it has met the criteria for building a high-performance sustainable building according to the U.S.
Virtori also recommended that builders participate in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, a voluntary standard established by the U.S.
The city of Portland, Oregon, for example, will expedite permit approvals for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) projects.
LEED[R], or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a voluntary set of standards that have been developed over the past decade to quantify all aspects of sustainable or high performance design.
(NYSE: FE) has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the United States Green Building Council.
LEED accredited professionals have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles, and familiarity with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design requirements, resources and processes.
The green roof is one of the energy-efficient and environmentally friendly features that will qualify the campus for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
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