What is LEED certification?

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or LEED is an international green building certification system recognised as a benchmark for industry excellence in sustainability. It provides external verification (outside of that of the requirements of specific councils), that a building or community project was designed and built with use of strategies that aim to improve performance across topics such as: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emission reduction, improved indoor environment quality, management of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

A certification from LEED should indicate a healthier and much less stressed space promoting and responding to the wellbeing of the occupants, also indicating a sustainable space reducing stress on the environment through the promotion of energy and resource-efficient buildings, also providing savings with increased building value, higher lease rates and decreased utility costs. A LEED certification ensures more cost savings through reduced electricity use, lower carbon emissions and healthier environments for the places in which we regularly live.

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When is LEED required?
LEED Requirements and costs