LEED® or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is the most commonly used green building rating system in the world. LEED® provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings. LEED® supports tripple bottom line where people, planet and profit are equally important. LEED® certified buildings have higher occupancy rates, lower tenant turn-over, and lease more quickly and for higher rents than non LEED-certified buildings.
GBCI or Green Business Certification, Inc. administers LEED, performing third-party technical reviews and verification of defined goals that optimize building performance. Third-party validation helps guarantee that each project saves energy, water and other resources, reducing the overall environmental impact. Through a rigorous, documented process that relies on performance and measurement, LEED rewards and validates best-in-class building strategies and practices.