LEED & GREEN BUILDING
LEED Sustainable Green Building Design and Construction Services
Additionally, LEED Certified and Green buildings are built to incorporate features that provide for an exceptional indoor environment including, air movement, quality and lighting. These features can not only reduce energy costs, but can also promote increased human health for those working within the building.
Our dedicated team will help your company design and construct an attractive, energy efficient, Green or LEED Certified building that will not only satisfy the proper building code requirements, but will also include key ingredients that will make your new building attractive and energy efficient.
There are several ways to compare or measure how well a building achieves Green Building status, and our team has access to the most updated information to ensure that your building is meeting the proper standards. LEED certification is also a very popular and recognizable method of rating. There are 70+ rating systems related to Green or Sustainable buildings.
Not sure which type will work best for your organization? Feel free to read more about LEED Certified, Green and Energy efficient buildings below, and to contact us for a FREE consultation to learn which type might best suit your needs.
LEED Rating System
The five areas that the LEED system focuses on are:
- Sustainable site development
- Water savings or efficiency
- Energy savings or efficient energy use
- Material and resource selection
- Indoor environment quality
Benefits of Remodeling or Constructing a Building to be a Green Building
Additional Benefits Include:
- Reduces negative environmental impacts
- Reduces building operating costs by being more efficient
- It has been shown to reduce employee sick days
- Enhances your buildings marketability
The State of Minnesota has adopted a policy of green building design titled, The State of Minnesota Sustainable Building Guidelines (MSBG). This legislation has prescriptive methods for attaining efficiency requirements. Any project in the State of Minnesota obtaining State-bonding money will need to comply with these guidelines as part of a bill that passed in 2009.
To learn more about the current guidelines and standards, please visit the State of Minnesota Building Guidelines website.
Did you know that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the U.S. Department of Energy provide methods that could make your building Energy Star Rated? This program goes beyond just the building. It provides methods for small businesses (and others) to implement a strategy to be more efficient in their existing building or space as well.
Our team has pulled together a variety of resources to help you learn more about LEED Certified and Green Building development. Feel free to check out the links and contact us with any questions you have regarding constructing a sustainable building.
Green Globes | AIA Sustainable Green Building Website
US Green Building Council Website | EPA Energy Star Website
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