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What is LEED?

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System was initiated by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in the late 90's. USGBC have a range of rating tools for sustainable construction.

LEED is that it is an open and transparent process and is internationally recognised in a number of countries around the world, including China and India. 

Individuals recognized for their knowledge of the LEED rating system are permitted to use the LEED Accredited Professional (AP) acronym after their name, indicating they have passed the accreditation exam.

BuildingPhysics have a LEED AP on their staff and are in a position to provide project management of LEED projects. Further, as engineers and building energy modellers we are in a position to provide complete solutions to many of the LEED credits, apart from just the usual LEED auditing process.

The USGBC community comprises more than 20,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 131,000 LEED Accredited Professionals. There are over 30 000 LEED accredited buildings and this represents the largest collection of green buildings in the world, and all of this knowledge is available to those who pursue LEED Certification.



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Green Building Report: Although this is about the US market, it gives some idea of where Green Buildings are going in the future.
 

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