Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System provides a set of standards for rating and encouraging sustainable construction.
Different LEED rating versions exist, depending on project types, and the rating system is evolving continuously. Current LEED-rating versions include:
- LEED-NC (New Construction and major renovations)
- LEED-EB (Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance)
- LEED-CI (Commercial Interiors)
- LEED-CS (Core & Shell)
- LEED-ND (Neighborhood Development)
- LEED for Schools
- LEED for Retail
- LEED for Healthcare
- LEED for Homes
- LEED for Neighborhood Development
Bazzani completed the first LEED-certified project in Grand Rapids and the first LEED double-Gold certified project in the world (receiving Gold LEED Core & Shell for the East Hills Center and Gold LEED Commercial Interiors for the West Michigan Environmental Action Committee offices located inside).
Gold LEED rating insignia on the East Hills Center (of the Universe)
To learn more about LEED certification, visit the website of the U.S. Green Building Council at www.usgbc.org.