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The Importance of LEED Certified

Posted on December 13, 2013
by Susana Escamilla

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Becoming a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associated, is appropriate because many buildings and now residential homes are being constructed environmentally friendly. Whether you are a engineer, architect, interior design, or facility manager becoming a “Green”Associate will give you the knowledge and education on green building. According to the U.S. Green Building Council,┬áLEED is a green building tool that addresses the entire building lifecycle recognizing best-in-class building strategies. Also Other facts about the pro’s about LEED certification are as followed:

LEED buildings are helping them thrive. An investment in LEED equals a lifetime of returns.

LEED-certified buildings cost less to operate, reducing energy and water bills by as much as 40%. Businesses and organizations across the globe use LEED to increase the efficiency of their buildings, freeing up valuable resources that can be used to create new jobs, attract and retain top talent, expand operations and invest in emerging technologies.

LEED-certified buildings give back. LEED certification increases property values and LEED buildings have faster lease-up rates and may qualify for a host of incentives like tax rebates and zoning allowances.

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