What is LEED*?
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.
LEED certification Levels
LEED certification levels are based on a 69 point system which measures among other things the energy efficiency, effective resource utilization, and environment impact of the construction under question. There are four different levels of LEED certification: Certified (26-32pts), Silver (33-38pts), Gold (38-51pts), and Platinum (52-69pts). The materials and supplies you use for construction play an important role, directly impacting points leading to LEED certification.
Atlas Can Help
Atlas Supply can help select the appropriate combination of construction supplies for LEED certification. Call an Atlas representative and let Atlas help you meet your LEED certification goals.