LEED Certification Comes with Numerous Benefits
LEED certified buildings are not only healthier, but more productive places, and they put less stress on the environment in comparision to non-LEED buildings. LEED certified buildings are energy and resource-efficient, and will benefit from increased building value, higher lease rates, and decreased utility costs. LEED-certified buildings will directly contribute $29.8 billion to U.S. GDP by 2018.
World leaders have made LEED the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Every day, 1.85 million square feet of construction space become LEED certified. LEED certification shows independent verification of a building or neighborhood’s green features, including the design, construction, operations, and maintenance of resource-efficient, high-performing, healthy, cost-effective dwellings and commercial buildings. LEED is the triple bottom line in action, benefiting people, the planet, and profit.
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