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 gives building owners and
operators the tools they need to have an immediate and
measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. LEED
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.
LEED provides a roadmap for
measuring and documenting success for every building
type and phase of a building lifecycle.