LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

Leed is an internationally recognized green building certification system. They provide third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most:

  • Energy savings
  • Water efficiency
  • CO2 emissions reduction
  • Improved indoor environmental quality
  • Stewardship of resources
  • Sensitivity to their impacts

U.S. Green Building Council or USGBC developed LEED, they provide building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

LEED has a point system to score green building design and construction, it is categorized in the following five areas:

  • Sustainable Sites
  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy and Atmosphere
  • Materials and Resources
  • Indoor Environmental Quality