EDC Services Group maintains LEED Accredited Project Managers to assist throughout your LEED Certification process. Our LEED experts ensure Project Owners are given the ability to explore all sustainable alternatives to determine the cost performances, feasibility and life cycle impact of each LEED credit option during Pre-Construction phases and ultimately make the final decision on which options their project is best suited for.
What is LEED? LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized green building certification system. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in March 2000, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
LEED promotes sustainable building and development practices through a suite of rating systems that recognize projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance. The LEED rating systems are developed through an open, consensus-based process led by LEED committees, diverse groups of volunteers representing a cross-section of the building and construction industry. Key elements of the process include a balanced and transparent committee structure, technical advisory groups that ensure scientific consistency and rigor, opportunities for stakeholder comment and review, member ballot of new rating systems, and fair and open appeals.
LEED is flexible enough to apply to all building types – commercial and residential, and works throughout the building lifecycle from design and construction to operations and maintenance to tenant fit-out and significant retrofit. Additionally, LEED for Neighborhood Development extends LEED benefits beyond the building footprint to the neighborhoods they serve.