What is LEED?
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a voluntary, market-based program that provides third party verification of green buildings. While most people and consumers initially think this is a program for the industrial and manufacturing segments, its application goes beyond and into communities, neighborhoods, homes and individual buildings. The LEED certification is transforming the way new construction is being designed, construction and operated. LEED certification addresses the whole life cycle of a building, neighborhood and/or community.
Why should my building be LEED certified?
Participation in the LEED process demonstrates leadership, innovation, environmental stewardship and social responsibility. Building owners and operators are given the tools they need to impact their building’s performance and improve its bottom line, while providing a much healthier indoor space for their building’s occupancy.
LEED certified buildings are designed to:
- Lower operating costs
- Increase asset value
- Reduce waste sent to landfills
- Conserve energy and water
- Be healthier
- Be safer
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- Qualify for tax rebates, zoning allowances and other incentives
What does Lighting and Energy Services do to help my building become LEED certified?
Sustainability has become a major factor in renovation and new construction. Lighting & Energy Services works with LEED in order to gain the points required to obtain the highest level of certification possible.
Points are available with LEED focused Lighting Design in Sustainable Site, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources and Indoor Environmental Quality. Lighting & Energy Services provides the documentation necessary to obtain those points.
The earlier Lighting & Energy Services can enter a project the greater the opportunity to maximize the points for LEED Certification.