LEED and USGBC Information

U.S Green Building Council

USGBC MemberAtlas is a proud member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), a leader in education, advocacy and advancement of the growing Green Building movement in the United States and around the world. USGBC was founded in 1993 and has grown to more than 15,000 members and more than 75 local chapters across the United States.

Their creation and continued development of the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ has become an industry standard for educating and offering accreditation for Green Building projects across North America.

Overview of LEED

The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ has brought all sectors of the building industry together to develop a voluntary, national standard in the development of “high-performing, sustainable buildings.”

According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides a complete framework for assessing building performance and meeting sustainability goals. LEED emphasizes state of the art strategies for sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.