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What is LEED? LEED Stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
Who is behind LEED?
The U.S. Green Building Council, or USGBC, is an organization of stakeholders, including 13,000 member organizations, 77 chapters and 181,000 LEED professionals. USGBC created the LEED Rating System in 1999, which has since grown to become the most widely recognized and used green building program in the world.
USGBC continues focuses to develop the LEED standards and growing the LEED brand, while its subsidiary organization, the Green Building Certification Institute, or GBCI, is in charge of LEED Building Certification and LEED Professional Accreditation programs. Though separate, the two organizations are connected through the LEED Online system.
What is LEED Certification?
LEED is a green building certification developed by the United States Green Building Council in 1999. LEED certified buildings, on average, are more energy efficient than non-certified buildings and have a reduced carbon footprint and operating costs.
The LEED rating system is based on awarding points in six different credit categories: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation in Design. The specific LEED certification depends on how many point are achieved. A building can be LEED Platinum, LEED Gold, LEED Silver or simply LEED Certified. Studies have found that buildings, which achieve Platinum and Gold ratings, have delivered close to 50% in energy savings.