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LEED: 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. LEED provides building owners and operators with the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings'performance.
LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building project is environmentally responsible, profitable and a healthy place to live and work. Read more at www.usgbc.org
Green Building & LEED In the United States alone, buildings account for:
65% of electricity consumption,
36% of energy use,
30% of greenhouse gas emissions,
30% of raw materials use,
30% of waste output (136 million tons annually), and
12% of potable water consumption.
Health and community benefits:
Improve air, thermal, and acoustic environments
Enhance occupant comfort and health
Minimize strain on local infrastructure
Contribute to the overall quality of life
Breakthroughs in building science, technology, and operations are available to designers, builders, and owners who want to build green and maximize both economic and environmental performance.
Source: www.usgbc.org Benefits of Green BuildingEnvironmental benefits: