In the logistics real estate industry, a lot of weight is placed on LEED certification. But many property owners aren’t familiar with the exact definition of “LEED certified.” This guide covers LEED certification and its many benefits. LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
LEED is a third-party designation that verifies a building or community was designed and built using strategies and materials to maximize sustainability. LEED-certified buildings are designed and constructed with a focus on energy savings, water efficiency, reduced carbon emissions and improved indoor air quality. Further, the design’s overall stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impact on the environment are taken into consideration.