LEED, or The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the standard for Green Building Rating System. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), it provides a suite of standards for environmentally sustainable construction.
LEED was created to accomplish the following goals:
Define “Green Building” by establishing standards of measurement.
Promote integrated, whole building design practices.
Recognize environmental leadership in the building industry.
Stimulate green competition.
Raise consumer awareness of green building benefits.
Transform the building market.
LEED Rating System addresses the six following areas:
Energy and Atmosphere
Materials and Resources
Indoor Environmental Quality
Innovation and Design Process
LEED has rating systems for a varity of project types:
Core and Shell
Individuals recognized for their knowledge of LEED rating system are permitted to use the LEED Accredited Professional (AP) acronym after their name, indicating that they have passed the accreditation exam given by the Green Building Certification Institute.
Uwe Rothe, AIA, LEED AP Architect/Planner
(423) 282-3885 P&F (423) 202-2641 cell 121 Lambert Road Johnson City, Tenn. 37601 e-mail “firstname.lastname@example.org”