LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
November 15, 2019
LEED is a platform by which construction projects can gauge and improve their environmental impact. There are four categories of LEED certification. Each project that applies can choose the category that best suits their needs. Channel Lumber is committed to promoting green building, and environmentally conscious development. LEED is the industry standard by which this is achieved.
There are currently more than 90,000 projects using LEED in over 165 countries. LEED certification works for any project anywhere in the world. The goals of LEED are to save energy, water, resources, and to generate less waste. And to support human health!
The ultimate goal of LEED is net zero construction and buildings. What this means in practical terms are: Zero carbon emissions, source energy balance, potable water balance, and waste management.