LEED Certified Buildings

The U.S. Green Building Council established Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in 2000 to assess buildings by key sustainability standards that include energy conservation, indoor air quality, the use of recycled and recyclable materials, support for reduced-carbon commuting solutions and long-term sustainability. LEED is the most widely used third-party verification standard for green buildings in the Americas. Public buildings, especially office buildings and educational and governmental facilities, are among the most frequent participants in the LEED certification program.