LEED Certification and Sustainable Design – “LEED Certification and Energy Efficiency”

As energy prices continue to rise and concerns about “global warming” and “carbon footprints” become more widespread, the building industry is beginning to change to address these new concerns. We are currently at the leading edge of the “green building” phenomenon—buildings designed to minimize energy and material waste, maximize recyclability and efficiency and create healthy, sustainable environments. Beginning with schools and government buildings, this trend is now radiating out through commercial and even residential structures.