LEED can be integrated into any construction or renovation project
By taking an integrated approach to design, LEED brings valuable environmental savings and outcomes while also saving money through energy, water and waste reduction over the life of the building.
Professionals, including architects, real estate professionals, facility managers, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, construction managers, lenders and government officials, all use LEED to transform the built environment.
State and local governments across the country are adopting LEED for public-owned and public-funded buildings. Federal agencies, including the Departments of Defense, Agriculture, Energy, and State, have LEED initiatives. And LEED projects are in progress in 135 different countries – among these Canada, Brazil, Mexico and India.
LEED: Current, cutting-edge and cost-effective
Meeting LEED prerequisites and earning LEED credits can transform any mediocre building project into a model of innovation, environmental stewardship and social responsibility. To demonstrate the real-world impact of LEED, we've partnered with projects to profile how LEED is being applied across industries and market sectors.
LEED Platinum: The 4-star Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina, achieved 39 percent less energy use, 34 percent less water use and diverted 87 percent of its construction waste from the landfill by integrating LEED strategies. Overall, environmental goals added between $1.5 and $2 million to the luxury hotel’s construction budget, which owners expect to recoup in less than 4 years through tax credits, operating savings and increased revenue driven by customer demand. This was the first hotel in the nation to achieve LEED Platinum.
LEED Silver: The Bronx Library Center, New York, New York, resembles a modern bookstore: a striking glass façade connects it to the surrounding community and brings in plenty of natural light. Sensors ensure electric lights are turned off when rooms are unoccupied or sufficiently lit. Special roofing reflects solar heat and reduces internal cooling loads.
LEED Silver: At an L.L. Bean retail store in Mansfield, Massachusetts, architects pleased its nature-loving customers with natural daylighting and flooring that contained recycled content, including reclaimed barn boards.
Discover the diversity of projects that are registered for LEED. The Project Directory lets you explore by location and rating system.Visit the directory