by Daryl Dworkin
Whether you are just getting "into" the green movement or you have been for sometime then you will enjoy the LEED'r. LEED is an acronym which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
As the LEED* designation suggests excellence in green building and design, so does the LEED'r represent excellence in reporting, educating, and following the environmental arena.
A worldwide paradigm shift is occurring regarding the way people are perceiving the impact of the environment upon their everyday life. A global change in laws, policies, and ideals are causing a phenomenon to occur. More and more people are realizing that the green revolution -is not just a passing fad - but is here to stay. Green building alone has increased four-fold over the last few years. The Leed'r will be bringing you compelling stories and cutting edge news in and around the green community...stay tuned...
(*LEED® and related logo is a trademark owned by the U.S. Green Building Council® and is used with permission.)