LEED Link: Talking points on LEED
See our About LEED page for stats on what LEED does for people, planet and profit.
If you're involved in the green building industry, or you're just passionate about sustainable communities, you probably know about LEED. But what about when your friends or colleagues ask about LEED? Have you ever wished you had some facts to share off the top of your head, or a quick link to send them to pique their interest?
LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world, with 2.2 million square feet of construction space certifying every day and 164 countries and territories participating. LEED certification verifies a building or neighborhood’s green features, promoting resource-efficient buildings with benefits to human health. It's essentially the triple bottom line in action—benefiting people, planet and profit—and LEED-certified buildings are on track to contribute $190.3 billion in labor earnings by 2018.
Visit our About LEED page for bullet points on what LEED is, the benefits of building to LEED standards and the enhancements in LEED v4, as well as short videos.