Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or LEED, is a recognized standard for building sustainability. The U.S. Green Building Council developed the LEED Green Building Rating System which is the nationally accepted benchmark for design, construction, and operation, of high performance, green buildings. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water conservation, energy efficiency, material selection and indoor environmental quality.
Each of these can potentially cost the developer additional costs overall in a project however, they are also valuable tools to cost savings and the environment. Green building practices can minimize human use of natural resources which can lead to overall economic benefits. This is most noticeable seen through the lowered operational cost of building.
The completely integrated approach that LEED Building takes involves all aspects of the project. New England Solar & Green Solutions has LEED accredited professionals under the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that are capable of handling the complexities of LEED. The USGBC is a non-profit organization composed of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings and communities that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. The U.S. Green Building Council developed the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System which is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. New England Solar & Green Solutions accredited professionals are fully knowledgeable and understanding of green building practices and principles.