LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED is a rating system devised by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage market transformation towards sustainable design. The system is credit-based, allowing projects to earn points for environmentally friendly actions taken during construction and use of a building. LEED was launched in an effort to develop a “consensus-based, market-driven rating system to accelerate the development and implementation of green building practices.” The program is not rigidly structured; not every project must meet identical requirements to qualify.
These LEED products are currently available:
LEED – v3.0 for New Construction and Major Renovations
LEED – for Homes
LEED – for Core and Shell
LEED – for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintanance
LEED – for Commercial Interiors
LEED – for Schools
LEED – for Retail
LEED – for Healthcare
LEED – for Neighborhood Development (in pilot stage)
The natural and environmental impact of interior architecture and design practice is immense. We’ve had to adapt the way we work and relearn lessons from the past.
Contrary to many misconceptions, sustainable design can be sophisticated and stylish. And by its nature, a sustainable approach means considering the whole life cycle of a project and therefore improving the functionality, quality, human enjoyment and, in the long term, bringing real social and economic benefits.
At InteriorLOGIC sustainable practices complement our design ideas knowing full-well we have a responsibility for tomorrow in what we do today.