The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) established Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) in 2000 to assess buildings by key sustainability standards, including energy conservation, indoor air quality, use of recycled and recyclable materials, support for reduced-carbon commuting solutions and long-term sustainability. LEED is the most widely used third-party verification standard for green buildings in the Americas. Public buildings, especially office buildings and educational and governmental facilities, are among the most frequent participants in the LEED certification program.

LEED-certified buildings are resource efficient. They use less water and energy and emit fewer greenhouse gases in comparison to non-certified buildings. To obtain LEED certification, buildings must be designed to minimize the environmental impacts of both construction and operation.

Prologis has been designing and developing to achieve LEED certification since 2006. In 2014, we partnered with the USGBC to use the LEED Volume Program to reduce time and cost associated with LEED certification. All Prologis North American project managers receive training on LEED sustainability standards, and many have become LEED professionals. Prologis is an industry leader in LEED certification.