LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)® Rating

A registered system of rating existing and new buildings, interiors, and other components based on environmental effectiveness. The LEED checklist integrates over 60 different criteria and results in certification at 4 levels: Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

Resources:

National Resource Defense Fund. (n.d.). LEED Certification Information. In NRDC: Building Green. Retrieved March 14, 2011 from http://www.nrdc.org/buildinggreen/leed.asp.

U. S. Green Building Council. (n.d.). LEED. In USGBC. Retrieved March 12, 2011 from http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CategoryID=19.

  • stowe.hartridgebeam

    In addition to new construction, LEED has green building certification programs for Neighborhood Development, Commercial Interiors, Core & Shell, Schools, Healthcare, and Retail.