Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
The U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Roofing System is the nationally accepted standard of high performance green buildings.
LEED promotes a whole building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health:
- Sustainable site development
- Water savings
- Energy efficiency
- Materials selection
- Indoor environmental quality
Certain roofing products and systems can contribute to points under the LEED system.
LEED certification is third party validation of a buildings performance. LEED certified projects blend environmental, economic and occupant oriented performance. They cost less to operate and maintain, are energy and water efficient, have higher lease-up rates than conventional buildings in the same market, and are a physical demonstration of the values of the organization that own and occupy them.
LEED v4 is the newest version of the world’s premier benchmark for high-performance green buildings.