Your Guide to LEED®
So what exactly is LEED®?
LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
LEED® is a voluntary third-party certification program that’s supported in Canada and the United States by their respective Green Building Councils. It has become an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.
The LEED® certification program is tailored for the U.S. and Canadian climates, construction practices, and regulations.
How do you get LEED® certification?
To earn certification, the project must attain a minimum number of credits (or points) in six key categories.
- Sustainable Sites
- Water Efficiency
- Energy & Atmosphere
- Materials & Resources
- Indoor Environmental Quality
- Innovation & Design Process
Depending on the number of credits a project achieves, it attains one of four levels of certification:
70 Possible Points
Certified: 26-32 points
Silver: 33-38 points
Gold: 39-51 points
Platinum: 52-70 points
Here is a breakdown of how Atlas Block products can contribute to your LEED® certification.