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Tuesday, January 09, 2018

What is LEED and Green Building in USA?

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USGBC LEED Information
“LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building, community and home project types, LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.”
~ U.S. Green Building Council

✓ 2.2 million + – square feet is LEED certified every day with more than 92,000 projects using LEED.
✓ Flexible – LEED works for all building types anywhere. LEED is in over 165 countries and territories.
✓ Sustainable – LEED buildings save energy, water, resources, generate less waste and support human health.
✓ Value – LEED buildings attract tenants, cost less to operate and boost employee productivity and retention.
✓ LEED v4 Improvements – A stronger focus on materials to get a better understanding of what’s in them and the effect those components have on human health and the environment.
LEED works for all buildings everywhere, regardless of where they are in their life cycle. From hospitals to offices, from historical buildings to those still in the design phase, there’s a LEED for every type of building project. Only Table Tops focuses on all of the available project types and supports is customers on every level of certification.
USGBC Sustainable Furniture Purchasing Information
LEED 2009 Sustainable purchasing – furniture MRc2.2 | Possible 1 point

Intent
To reduce the environmental harm from materials purchased, used, and disposed of in the operations within buildings.

To learn more about LEED and Sustainable Furniture Purchasing Credit, visit http://onlytabletops.com/green-building-leed-program/

Only Table Tops is the #1 table top manufacturing choice for interior designers, furniture manufacturers, and architects working on green building projects.