What is LEED?
LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
LEED is flexible enough to apply to all building types – commercial as well as residential. It works throughout the building lifecycle – design and construction, operations and maintenance, tenant fitout, and significant retrofit. And LEED for Neighborhood Development extends the benefits of LEED beyond the building footprint into the neighborhood it serves.
For Detailed information please visit www.usgbc.org
The IIDA Oregon Chapter hosts annual Sustainability Forums, which often offer LEED CEUs for attendees.
Recently passed the exam?
Members who have recently passed the LEED AP exam are eligible to receive reimbursement for the cost of the exam through the IIDA Oregon Chapter Education Fund.
Members are also eligible to receive reimbursement from IIDA through the Sustainable Design Education Fund. For more information, click here.