Infographic: How LEED rating systems develop
Illustration courtesy of USGBC
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a certification program that provides independent verification of a building’s green features. The program encourages the design, construction, operation and maintenance of resource-efficient, high-performing, healthy, cost-effective buildings. LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world, according to the U.S. Green Building Council.
LEED development starts with the green building market. Through USGBC members, USGBC communities, LEED users, stakeholders and past and future projects, program officials learn what’s needed, as well as what will have the largest impact in the LEED green building program.
The graphic below from the USGBC illustrates how LEED is maintained and updated as the world’s premier green building rating system.
Companies: U.S. Green Building Council