LEED means Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is a Green
Building Rating System begun by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council, an
organisation involving architects, government planners and suppliers of green
products and services. LEED has also become an industry standard for new
construction (LEED-NC) and existing buildings (LEED-EB).
While voluntary, the LEED Green Building
Rating System is handy for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings.
While there are currently only 850 LEED-Certified buildings in the
are in the construction process.
Useful for business, LEED takes in the bottom line as well as environmental
elements so it is a great guideline for businesses who are building new