So you’ve heard of green design and you’ve heard of LEED, but how does it all fit together?…

Sustainability is a concept that can apply to just about anything you can think of.  The World Commission on Environment and Development defined it this way in 1987:  “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs“.

As architects, we practice green design by applying sustainability to the built environment.

As LEED consultants, we use the LEED scorecard, published by the US Green Building Council, as a guide to measuring a building’s performance. LEED is not the only way to measure performance, but it is one of the best nationally-known benchmarks and is a good starting point.

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LEED applies to all different aspects of the built environment:

  • ~LEED for New Construction
  • ~LEED for Schools, Healthcare, and Retail
  • ~LEED for Core & Shell
  • ~LEED for Commercial Interiors
  • ~LEED for Neighborhood Development
  • ~LEED for Homes
  • ~LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations + Maintenance

Give us a call if any of these interest you for your upcoming project!  For more information on USGBC, the LEED rating system, and other sustainability resources, see our links on the left of this page.