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The Power of Green Building

What is "Green Building"?

The goal of green building is to create buildings and communities that maximize both economic and environmental performance and improve the quality of life.

In the green market, government and private builders apply standards, including energy efficiency, material selections, water use, and other environmental attributes, making green buildings a focus of sustainable products and processes that impact a wide range of industries.

Environmental Benefits

  • Enhance and protect ecosystems and biodiversity
  • Improve air and water quality
  • Reduce solid waste
  • Conserve natural resources

Health & Community Benefits

  • Improve air, thermal and acoustic environments
  • Enhance occupant comfort and health
  • Minimize strain on local infrastructure
  • Contribute to overall quality of life

Meeting LEED Accreditation Standards

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.

Providing independent, third-party verification that a building project meets the highest performance standards, LEED certification promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. The LEED plaque is recognized nationwide as proof that a building is environmentally responsible, profitable, and a healthy place to live and work.

LEED-Certified Buildings

  • Are leading the transformation of the built environment
  • Are built as designed and perform as expected
  • Have lower operating costs and increased asset value
  • Are healthy and comfortable for their occupants
  • Reduce waste sent to landfills
  • Conserve energy and water
  • Reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions
  • Qualify for tax rebates, zoning allowances, and other incentives in hundreds of cities
  • Demonstrate an owner's commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility