LEED Certification

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in March 2000, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. LEED promotes sustainable building and development practices through a suite of rating systems that recognize projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance.

Information:
    Storm water runoff from the roof and parking lots is retained/treated on site
    Building and parking footprint was limited to maximize the use of green space on the site
    Minimal light pollution from the building/site
    Efficient flow fixtures reduces water consumption
    Maximized energy efficiency of all building systems to reduce energy consumption, 38% above baseline
    35 percent of the power consumed is purchased from renewable energy providers
    Mechanical equipment used is 100 percent free of ozone depleting substances
    Use of low-emitting VOC materials in paints, carpets, adhesives and wood material selections
    85 percent of construction waste was diverted from landfills
    Emphasis on the use of regional building materials and materials with high recycled content

LEED Rating: Silver for NC 2.2, awarded 1-27-10