What is LEED Certification?

LEED stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.”

It is a third-party rating system created by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to verify green buildings and encourage sustainable construction, maintenance, and operation. It’s one of the most prestigious, sought-after, and rigorous certifications in the building industry.

A LEED certification signals a commitment to the sustainability, health, and well-being of both the community and the environment. LEED buildings reduce greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, and overall energy consumption—and help your bottom line, too.

How Can Solar Help with LEED Certification?

An efficient solar panel system can get you a long way toward LEED readiness. Under the Energy & Atmosphere section (EA2), on-site renewable energy systems (such as commercial solar panels) can qualify for up to 8 LEED points—about 20% of the total points required for the lowest level of LEED certification.

 

LEED Certification Level LEED Points
Certified 40-49
Silver 50-59
Gold 60-79
Platinum 80-110

 

A&R Solar utilizes the most efficient and productive commercial solar panels, inverters, and PV equipment to help optimize and track your renewable energy production. Partner with us and take a big step toward LEED certification.

http://www.usgbc.org/resources/why-leed-certification-matters

http://www.usgbc.org/articles/trust-verify-why-leed-certification-matters

http://www.usgbc.org/credits/new-construction/v4/energy-%26-atmosphere

https://www.3degreesinc.com/sites/default/files/3D_LEED_White_Paper_PRINT.pdf