Environmental benefits: 

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

    Economic benefits:

    • Reduce operating costs
    • Enhance asset value and profits
    • Improve employee productivity and satisfaction
    • Optimize life-cycle economic performance

    Health and community benefits: 

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

    What is LEED?

    The U.S. Green Building Council is a non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone.  The U.S. Green Building Council developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System to encourage sustainable green building and development practices.  LEED is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the 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:

    1. Sustainable site development
    2. Water savings
    3. Energy efficiency
    4. Materials selection
    5. Indoor environmental quality

    How does LEED work?

    LEED is a point based system where projects earn LEED points for satisfying specific
    green building criteria. Within each of the six LEED credit categories, projects must
    satisfy particular prerequisites and earn points. The six categories include:

    1. Sustainable Sites
    2. Water Efficiency
    3. Energy & Atmosphere
    4. Materials & Resources
    5. Indoor Environmental Quality
    6. Innovation in Design

    The number of points the project earns determines the level of LEED Certification the project receives. LEED certification is available in four progressive levels:

    1. Platinum
    2. Gold
    3. Silver
    4. Certified

    LEED Certified Buildings in Miami Beach soon

    Learn more about LEED Certification and the U.S. Green Building Council.



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