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"Sustainable architecture might one day be called, simply, architecture." LEED, sustainable design via @MotherNatureNet

"Sustainable architecture might one day be called, simply, architecture." LEED, sustainable design via @MotherNatureNet

To understand sustainable architecture, one must know the term LEED , as in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED, created by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) more than a decade ago, is an internationally recognized certification system for green building. LEED-certification is a complex process that rates certain types of structures (mostly retail, businesses and apartment buildings) on criteria such as elements of design, construction and maintenance procedures. According to the USGBC website, a LEED-certified building is an independent verification that a structure has achieved a high level of performance in five key areas: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

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