A green building, also known as a sustainable building, is a structure that is designed, built, renovated, operated, or reused in an ecological and resource-efficient manner. Green buildings are designed to meet certain objectives such as protecting occupant health; improving employee productivity; using energy, water, and other resources more efficiently; and reducing the overall impact to the environment.
A green building may cost more up front, but saves through lower operating costs over the life of the building. This analytical method calculates costs over the useful life of the asset. These and other cost savings can only be fully realized when they are incorporated at the project's conceptual design phase with the assistance of an integrated team of professionals. The integrated systems approach ensures that the building is designed as one system rather than a collection of stand-alone systems
LEED accreditation is managed by the Green Building Certification Institute and demonstrates knowledge of the LEED Green Building rating system. The LEED AP Building Design + Construction specialty demonstrates our expertise in the principles and requirements of green design, construction and operation of buildings and structures. Our accreditation also demonstrates our knowledge and skills necessary to assist you in the LEED certification process.