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What is LEED?

Written by EMS

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is changing the way we think about how buildings and communities are planned, constructed, maintained and operated. Leaders around the world have made LEED the most widely used third-party verification for green buildings, with around 1.85 million square feet being certified daily.

LEED works for all buildings—from homes to corporate headquarters—at all phases of development. Projects pursuing LEED certification earn points across several areas that address sustainability issues. Based on the number of points achieved, a project then receives one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

LEED-certified buildings are resource efficient. They use less water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As an added bonus, they save money. Many advantages can be added to the building, for instance in a world where we are all becoming environmental friendly, it would boost certified commercial building giving it a competitive advantage over others as well as residential building as residents want to leave a healthier world to their children.

LEED certification can be used in many industries:

– Building Construction + Design

– Building Operations + Maintenance

– Interior Design + Construction

– Homes

– Neighbor Developers

For more information on LEED Certification please visit : www.ems-int.com

http://leed.usgbc.org/

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