LEED Green Building Rating System

LEEDThe Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria. LEED is an internationally recognized certification system that measures how well a building or community performs 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. Since LEED was launched, green building has become firmly established in the marketplace and flourished despite the economic recession.

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

LEED is flexible enough to apply to all building types – commercial as well as residential. It works throughout the building lifecycle – design and construction, operations and maintenance, tenant fitout, and significant retrofit. And LEED for Neighborhood Development extends the benefits of LEED beyond the building footprint into the neighborhood it serves.

USGBC - Northern California Chapter is the on-the-ground force for green building and LEED in Northern California. We are the local voice of USGBC, providing LEED workshops as well as green building tours, networking, and educational events.

LEED now includes regional priorities. View the list of regional credits for California.

Regional Priority Credit (RPc1) Reference Tool for LEED 2009 - Use this tool to find out which credits are available for bonus points under Regional Priority Credit 1 (RPc1) for your specific zip code and LEED Rating System.

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Gold Sponsor

Rudolph and Sletten

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U.S. Green Building Council -
North California Chapter

560 Mission St. Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 659-9404
Email: info@usgbc-ncc.org