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  • Writer's pictureAndy Hueber

What is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)?

Updated: Nov 20, 2019

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED® gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings' performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. LEED is the nationally accepted standard for green buildings developed by the USGBC membership.

Here are photos from our project at 127 W 15th in Over The Rhine. The project has received the LEED for Homes PLATINUM certification level.

"On behalf of the U.S. Green Building Council, I congratulate you on achieving LEED certification for 127 W 15th Street. Your project has achieved platinum certification under the LEED 2008 Homes rating system with a total of 119.5 points. LEED certification identifies 127 W 15th Street as a showcase example of sustainability and demonstrates your leadership in transforming the building industry. In honor of this impressive achievement and in appreciation of your participation in LEED, we are pleased to present you with the enclosed certificates recognizing your accomplishment."

-Mahesh Ramanujam

President & CEO, U.S. Green Building Council and Green Business

Certification Inc.

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