LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
LEED is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable "GREEN" buildings.
It is no secret that all industries need to work together, towards a healthier, cleaner, and eco friendly environment. The seed has been planted for a strategy which can produce more sustainable construction.
What is a sustainable building? The defining feature of a sustainable building is its ability to reduce significant environmental impacts. This refers to buildings which are designed to include measures to reduce energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions; minimize the use of resources such as water; reduce the release of pollutants; maximize the use of reclaimed and recycled materials; and promote sustainable choices of travel such as public transport, cycling and walking. It is a development which works to complement the earth's natural resources or one which makes use of renewable energy sources such as wind energy or solar energy. For example, using high emissivity roofing materials helps curb excess heat gain into the building, thereby requiring less energy for cooling; high-reflectivity roofing reflects solar light energy away from the surface, and also curbs excess heat gain into the building.
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Together we can establish a framework in which each of us makes a strong contribution to improving the quality of life for all those around us.