LEEDing the Way to a More Energy Efficient Building
Even before the launch of Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) in 2000, ESI incorporated green building concepts into their projects designs if it provided an economic benefit to clients. Originally LEED® was not tailored for refrigerated warehousing, however as operating costs continue to rise, refrigerated facility owners are looking closely at how LEED® concepts can help to create more efficient facilities. Presently, ESI has successfully completed the design for over 4 million square feet of LEED® refrigerated facilities.
LEED® recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices and can offer facility owners lower operating costs with an increased asset value, conserve energy, water, and other resources, enhance the health and safety for occupants, and qualify for money-saving incentives, such as tax rebates and zoning allowances.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works towards its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of a public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.
LEED®, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is transforming the way we think about how our buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe. Comprehensive and flexible, LEED is a green building tool that addresses the entire building lifecycle recognizing best-in-class building strategies.
At its core, LEED® is a program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. Building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for the project. Learn more about LEED®, the facts, and the LEED® rating systems.
For more information regarding ESI’s sustainable design services contact Tim Gibbons at 262-369-3535 or email us.