Category:Green Building Standards

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Green Building Standards

In this section, you will find information about U.S. green building standards.

  • The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501 c3 non-profit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. [1]
  • 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. [2]


  1. About USGBC, U.S. Green Building Council (2011)
  2. What LEED Is, U.S. Green Building Council (2011)


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