Why Should I Get A LEED Certification For My Building?

Posted: April 16, 2012

The Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is a building standard developed to assist building owners, designers and construction professionals to maximize green building practices. LEED provides a collaborative platform and assurance that building renovations have been designed, are built, and will perform as expected. It provides credibility because of its nationally accepted, third-party certification process.

Through the LEED® green building certification program, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is transforming the built environment. The green building movement offers an unprecedented opportunity to respond to the most important challenges of our time, including global climate change, dependence on non sustainable and expensive sources of energy, and threats to human health.

Aside from the environmental benefits of green building practices and the global responsibility in sustainable buildings, a new study by CoStar Group found that sustainable “green” buildings outperform their per non-green assets in key areas such as occupancy, sale price and rental rates. The results…..a broader demand by property investors and tenants for buildings that have earned LEED certification!

KEM can assist with earning 2 points toward LEED certification by developing and executing a Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan (LEED Credit 3.1 and 3.2). Call on us to learn how KEM can work with you to assure LEED credits for Construction Indoor Air Quality Management that integrates seamlessly with existing operations for the project. For more information, call 800-961-1653 or email info@kynoch.com.