You’ve probably heard about LEED buildings, but do you know how projects go about getting certification or which states are leading the LEED charge? Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is a green building certification program that addresses everything from sustainable site development to indoor environmental quality, focusing on building practices that support human and environmental health. There are more then 68,000 LEED commercial projects in the United States and LEED certified buildings exist in more than 150 countries and territories and 6 continents. These green buildings save money, have a positive influence on the health of occupants, and promote renewable clean energy. The following infographic from Custom Made gives you all the details about LEED certification and it’s benefits.
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