LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environment Design, and this particular organization focuses on verifying green buildings, including both homes and businesses. LEED is an internationally recognized green building program which provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
Why We Certify Our Buildings
Meeting Environmental Goals
We want to be able to state that our company is meeting our environmental goals throughout more than just word-of-mouth. This particular certificate means that our company is performing optimally in terms of being eco-friendly in relation to factors like water, energy and greenhouse gas emissions.
Showing Our Commitment
Oftentimes a corporation may state their commitment to a particular cause but never truly take an initiative to stand up for their cause. Our company, on the other hand, believes strongly in reducing its carbon footprint; therefore, we’re compelled to take as many measures as we can as not only proof, but to go the extra mile for our own peace of mind.
While our company mainly centers its contributions on the sole gratification of helping the planet for a better tomorrow, because of taking an extra step of certification, our company may be eligible for an increasing number of incentives provided by local and state government.
Potential for Growth
LEED-certified buildings with lower operating costs and better indoor environmental quality are more attractive to a growing group of corporate, public and individual buyers. High performing building features will increasingly enter into tenants’ decisions about leasing space and into buyers’ decisions about purchasing and or leasing properties. 61% of corporate leaders believe that sustainability leads to market differentiation and improved financial performance. A study showed that employees working in the LEED-certified branches of a financial institution were found to be “more productive and engaged in their work.”
As a Model
We hope that by obtaining LEED certification that we can encourage others to do the same. You are probably aware that trends in fashion and technology spread rapidly, and we hope that our company will act as a model for other businesses and that obtaining this credential will become a never-ending trend