Standards

LEED Green Building Rating System

LEED Green Building Rating System

Governing Organization

U.S. Green Building Council

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Auditing / Certification Body

U.S. Green Building Council

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies

Sectors Covered

Buildings

Issues Covered

Carbon, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Management, Indoor Air Quality, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related

Description

The LEED green building certification program encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through a suite of rating systems that recognize projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance.  LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work and learn. As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.  With nearly 9 billion square feet of building space participating in the suite of rating systems and 1.6 million feet certifying per day around the world, LEED is transforming the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated from individual buildings and homes, to entire neighborhoods and communities. Comprehensive and flexible, LEED works throughout a building's life cycle.

Sustainability Issues

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