LEEDLEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a program of the U.S. Green Building Council designed to provide "building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions."* "LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building ... was designed and build using strategies aimed at achieving high performance ... sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, material selection and indoor environmental quality."*
As of March 2012, there were 12,000 LEED certified commercial buildings in the U.S. While LEED certification is increasingly an objective for a wide range of new commercial buildings and major renovations, it is a requirement for many buildings developed by or for federal, state and local government.
Aluminum Extrusion and LEED:
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