Tuesday, May 5, 2009

LEEDing the Way

LEED certification.  You read about it and hear about it but do you know what LEED means and where it originated?   If you work in the Green Building Industry you do.  For the rest of you out there who may be just learning about Green Building Guidelines in your city, here's a quick reference for you.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a voluntary building program developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC.)  LEED projects set themselves apart by achieving “energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.”

While accomplishing impressive sustainable feats, these buildings are also on the cutting edge of design. Visit USGBC to find innovative LEED projects in your area and go here to view slideshows of exceptional projects throughout the country.

As more and more California cities implement Green Building Guidelines, Deconstruction & ReUse Network is working to help you achieve the required ratings and we'll prepare all the documentation for you.  Contact us if you'd like to learn more.

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