LEED is changing the built environment
Proven performance: nothing comes close
If you’re serious about saving money, conserving energy, reducing water consumption, improving indoor air quality, making better building material choices, and driving innovation, then LEED is the best choice. Bar none.
LEED is helping to deliver energy and water efficient, healthy, environmentally-friendly cost saving buildings, homes and communities.
LEED is more than points and credits
Behind the LEED program is an immense infrastructure developed to support the leaders in the industry as they innovate and create cutting-edge, high performance buildings, homes and neighborhoods.
USGBC invests over $30 million a year to maintain, operate and improve LEED and its customer delivery. No other rating system has an infrastructure that comes close to LEED.
Where to start
The first step is to register your project. Registration opens the door to resources and award-winning customer care. Each LEED-registered project receives access to:
- LEED Online: Clear and convenient tool for documenting the achievement of each LEED credit.
- Customer service: Technical customer service is only a phone-call away. Users can interact with their project reviewers, the customer service team, account managers, representatives from the business development team and subject matter experts from USGBC’s LEED department.
- Professional Infrastructure: LEED projects are supported by an unrivaled infrastructure of 185,000+ industry professional credential holders.
Earning LEED-certification unlocks a building’s potential, including:
Third-party certification verifies that your project is designed, built and operating the way it was intended. It is also your first step toward managing your building through its entire lifecycle. 10 billion square feet of space has been certified using LEED, with 1.7 million more square feet certifying daily. Your project will be in good company among the most efficient, high-performing buildings across the globe.
Once you establish a benchmark for optimal operations, you are able to measure the ongoing performance of your building, ensuring you continue to save energy, water, money and other critical resources year after year.
LEED certification is recognized across the globe as the premier mark of achievement in green building. Receive a listing in the online LEED project directory, searched by thousands of people every week, and marketing support from USGBC’s in-house experts to maximize your achievements.
LEED helps businesses large and small
LEED buildings are helping them thrive. An investment in LEED equals a lifetime of returns.
LEED-certified buildings cost less to operate, reducing energy and water bills by as much as 40%. Businesses and organizations across the globe use LEED to increase the efficiency of their buildings, freeing up valuable resources that can be used to create new jobs, attract and retain top talent, expand operations and invest in emerging technologies.
LEED-certified buildings give back. LEED certification increases property values and LEED buildings have faster lease-up rates and may qualify for a host of incentives like tax rebates and zoning allowances.
Discover the diversity of LEED-registered projects. Explore by location and rating system.Visit the directory