What is LEED® Construction?
LEED construction uses approved practices and materials that are environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient. Because it focuses on stewardship of our natural resources it's a win-win proposition for everyone involved. Today, under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System, known as LEED, South Dakota construction companies can rely on a uniformly applied point-system to rate the energy and water efficiency, sustainability, building materials, and indoor environmental quality of a project.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System considers individual components of a project to allocate points. Each LEED project is considered individually based on predetermined factors. To be considered for LEED construction rating extensive documentation must be submitted and each aspect of the project is scrutinized. Factors considered include siting, energy and water efficiency, the use of recycled content building materials, minimizing environmental effects caused by buildings (to both the local and global environment), and the quality of the indoor environment.
But LEED Construction is More Than That
LEED construction is a holistic, organic, and strategic approach to the construction of buildings in the South Dakota area that will help to reduce the footprint a building project leaves on the environment. It is a new way of thinking about the design-build process. From the outset of each project environmental and energy considerations come into play. It's about thinking green.
Local governments have begun to require LEED construction or its equivalent rating for all new Rapid City building projects. As more cities and towns follow suit understanding the principles and fundamental philosophy behind LEED is increasingly important. It's also important to work with a local specialist in LEED construction. Our LEED construction company understands the Green Building Rating System. We assist developers and businesses to understand LEED and how it benefits them in the long-term.
Contact us to learn how we can help you with your project.
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