Why is LEED Certification The ‘Gold Standard’ in Green Building?
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used Green building rating system in the world. Building with LEED certification in mind provides homeowners, architects and builders with a framework for healthy, efficient and cost saving green buildings. It empowers people to choose green options that align with the projects vision and needs. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership.
What the LEED Process Looks Like.
Using the appropriate framework for the type of project at hand, the homeowner, architect and builder work together to make design, material and construction decisions that meet the requirements of LEED Certification. Using a LEED Scorecard to track thresholds, specifications and requirements of certification, the team submits all relevant project data and documentation necessary to achieve certification.
How to Get Started with LEED Certification.
If you are interested in achieving LEED Certification for a new home, it’s important to select an architect and a builder who have experience with High Performance design and construction. The Valle Group would be happy to serve as a resource for you.