LEED certificate
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is an internationally recognized certification system that measures how well a building or community performs across these metrics: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. 

LEED applies to virtually all building types -- commercial as well as residential. It works throughout the building lifecycle -- design and construction, operations and maintenance, tenant fitout and significant retrofit.  Certifying a building project is based on which construction type a building falls into with the exception of schools and healthcare projects, which require very specific guidelines. (Source: USGBC / Photo: Flickr)

Weekly LEED roundup – 3/27/09

Weekly LEED roundup – 3/20/09

Chandler dedicated to green building

My first green building expo

Florida county celebrates first LEED building

Green building in Ireland

The green building magician

Are eco-jails a growing trend?

My favorite LEED blog

Embassy building is safe and green

LEED certified coffee roasting plant

Qatar creates green building organization