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)

Trane building receives LEED certification

Green$ense 2009 looks at green jobs

LEED certified arts center in Greensburg

Vancouver Olympics are green-tinged

The HinesGO green office program

PNC Bank is dedicated to green building

The lighter side of LEED

EDF office receives LEED certification

Honda: Green cars and green buildings

A LEED for schools primer

NRDC practices what it preaches

Robotic valet offers 'green parking' option