Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the most widely recognized green building certification across the globe. As a program of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED focuses on building a more sustainable future by providing framework for cost-efficient and energy-saving buildings, homes, neighborhoods, and communities. Earning LEED certification requires adherence to a strict rating system, with LEED Platinum being the top achievement.
Points are given in specific categories of sustainability and environmental quality control. Categories range from rainwater collection and handling to inside air quality control of mechanical and electrical systems and adequate natural day lighting.
Hourigan Construction is positioning itself as a leader and innovator of environmental stewardship and social responsibility through their voluntary participation in the LEED process.
For more information on LEED and the USGBC, visit http://new.usgbc.org/leed