LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is changing the world one building at a time.
LEED is certifying 1.5 million square feet of building space every day in 135 countries.*
Developed in 2000 by the founding members of the USGBC, LEED is a green building certification system that singles out commercial, institutional and residential projects noteworthy for their stellar environmental and health performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability in five key areas of human and environmental health: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality.
As New Jersey’s leading authoritative resource for environmental, economic and high-performance elements of sustainable green buildings and communities, USGBC-NJ is proud to be home to so many LEED projects. As of March 2015, we have nearly 430 LEED Certified Projects and almost 1,500 LEED Registered Projects on tap. There are also over 2,500 certified LEED For Homes right here in NJ.