Information about LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a holistic approach to green building.
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What is LEED?
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and it's a holistic approach to green building.
The LEED Green Building Rating System® was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to promote and standardize sustainable buildings.
The LEED system is about more than just reducing carbon emissions, it's about a holistic approach to green building.
The Build Green NM Program -- Building Green Homes
The Green Building Initiative has launched Build Green NM, a program to encourage residential builders and home buyers to consider their green building options. Building using green standards may cost a bit more, but it buys you:
- Energy savings
- Cleaner indoor air
- The reassurance of knowing that you are helping the environment with your home
To learn more about this program, visit the Build Green NM guide.
Tracking the Number of Green Path Projects
The Green Path Program encourages, and facilitates, voluntary design and construction of energy efficient buildings that substantially exceed code minimum. Only the most energy efficient buildings meet Green Path criteria.
- Green Path Commercial Permit Data
- Green Path Single Family Permit Data
- Green Path Multi-Family Permit Data
Building Green Makes Sense for Local Businesses
Local companies are leading the way in developing green buildings that meet or exceed LEED standards. Whether it's using innovative materials or dramatically reducing construction waste, businesses have found that it's smart to go green.
Coming Soon - "Notable Green Projects" in Albuquerque
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