Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards measure and promote sustainable practices in facility design and construction as well as operations. LEED-certified facilities minimize environmental impact while providing identifiable benefits to workers as well as the surrounding community.
The LEED for Building Design and Construction program, also known as LEED BD + C, provides a framework for rating and certification of green buildings. The program may be applied to industrial and health care facilities, tech centers and a variety of new construction and major renovation projects.
The social and environmental benefits of green building speak for themselves. But choosing to adopt LEED BD + C standards in the design and construction of your facility will provide a variety of significant financial benefits as well.
Governmental incentives for meeting or exceeding LEED standards include expedited building permit applications, sales and property tax credits and exemptions, and fee waivers. LEED facilities conserve water and energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and cost significantly less to operate than those with traditional designs.
DesignTek Consulting Group is proud to offer our clients the option of using LEED BD + C standards in the design and construction of their projects. Our design, engineering and construction teams utilize the standards established by the U.S. Green Building Council for shell construction and interior finishes as well as operations and maintenance.
Contact DesignTek today to learn more about adopting the Green Building Council standards and the LEED Building Design and Construction certification process.