Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or LEED™
- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED™, is a system for rating green buildings. Points are awarded for meeting design and efficiency criteria, and minimizing the project`s environmental footprint. The final assessment of the points is determined by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), and, if certified, is awarded one of:
- Certified; or,
- Silver; or,
- Gold; or,
- Some examples of LEED™ projects in Manitoba include:
- The Active Living Centre at the University of Manitoba (Silver);
- The Healthy Living Centre at Brandon University (Silver);
- Mountain Equipment Coop (Gold); and,
- Manitoba Hydro (Platinum).
- It has been shown that LEED™ buildings:
- Cost less to operate; and,
- Have a higher re-sale value; and,
- Use less energy and less water; and,
- Have a better indoor air quality.
- Studies have shown that
- Staff in LEED™ buildings are more productive; and,
- Customers spend more money.
- Depending on the project, there are several versions of LEED™. There is LEED™ for New Construction and Major Renovations; and, Core and Shell; and, Commercial Interiors; and, Existing Building Operations and Management; and, others.
- We can also apply the principles of LEED™ and determine if your project or existing building is LEED™-compliant.
- There is also LEED™ certification for New Homes and Neighbourhoods.
- Many companies undertake LEED™ projects.
- In some cases, when there is a crunch time with a deadline looming, we can help you get those LEED™ credit submissions completed.
If you would like to discuss LEED™ and Green Buildings in general, or explore the details of LEED™ certification, or would like assistance with your LEED™ project, please contact us.
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