What is LEED?
LEED* is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
LEED is flexible enough to apply to all building types – commercial as well as residential. It works throughout the building lifecycle – design and construction, operations and maintenance, tenant fitout, and significant retrofit. And LEED for Neighborhood Development extends the benefits of LEED beyond the building footprint into the neighborhood it serves.
Awnings and LEED
Fabric awnings contribute to indoor environmental quality as well as contributing to efficient energy use.
How to get started
- Learn more about LEED
- Educate yourself
- Awnings, Canopies and Solar Shade Products and Their Impact to LEED (PDF)
* Information provided here is taken from the Green Building Coucil website, usgbc.org.