What Does LEED Certification Mean and How Important Is It?
You may have heard the term “LEED Certified Building” and understand that LEED has something to do with a level of environmental construction standards. But what does that actually mean and should it be important to you?
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design and is the most recognized and widely used rating system in the world. It was developed as a global benchmark for green high-performance commercial, residential, institutional and industrial buildings. LEED offers benchmarking in 5 categories;
Building Design and Construction,
Interior Design and Construction,
Building Operations and Maintenance,
Neighborhood Development, and
Benefits of a LEED certified home.
Source: Canada Green Building Council
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Contributions To LEED
√ Innovation ID1 Possible 5 points(http://www.usgbc.org/credits/new-construction-core-and-shell-schools-new-construction-retail-new-construction-healthca-33)
√ Sustainable Purchasing MRc1 / Possible 1 point (http://www.usgbc.org/credits/mr1)
√ Construction Waste Management MRc2 / Possible 1 point (http://www.usgbc.org/credits/mid-rise/v4-draft/mrc3)
√ Materials Reuse MRc3 / Possible 1 point (www.usgbc.org/credits/retail-new-construction/v10-pilot/mrc31)
√ Recycled Content MRc4 / Possible 2 points(www.usgbc.org/credits/commercial-interiors-retail-ci/v2009/mrc4)
√ Regional Materials MRc5 / Possible 2 points (www.usgbc.org/credits/new-construction-schools/v2009/mrc5)
√ Rapidly Renewable Materials MRc6 / Possible 1 point(www.usgbc.org/credits/new-construction-schools/v2009/mrc6)
√ Material Multi-Attribute Assessment MRpc52 / Possible 1 point(www.usgbc.org/credits/new-construction-core-and-shell-schools-new-construction-retail-new-construction-healthcar-6)
√ Responsible Sourcing Of Raw Materials MRpc53 / Possible 1 Point (www.usgbc.org/credits/new-construction-core-and-shell-schools-new-construction-retail-new-construction-healthcar-7)
√ Material Disclosure & Assessment MRpc61 / Possible 1 point(www.usgbc.org/credits/new-construction-commercial-interiors-core-and-shell-schools-new-construction-retail-new-c-2)
√ Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment MRpc 63 / Possible 1 point (ww.usgbc.org/credits/new-construction-core-and-shell-schools-new-construction-retail-new-construction-healthcar-9)
√ Material Ingredient Reporting MRpc 76 / Possible 1 point(http://www.usgbc.org/credits/new-construction-core-and-shell-schools-new-construction-retail-new-construction-healthca-35)