LEED is the acronym for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, which is an international green building certification program designed to “recognize green building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, 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 their project.”
In 2014, five buildings in the City of Miami were awarded their LEED certification under one of the five LEED rating systems:
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LEED certified buildings save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy. LEED is transforming the way we think about how buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe.
For more detailed information about the new LEED v4 rating systems, check out my article “Introduction to LEED v4”
Melanie Dawn Molina Wood is a licensed real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, and is an accredited LEED Green Associate. For more information about real estate in the Miami area, or to connect with a real estate agent anywhere in the world, contact Melanie Dawn by text/phone at 305-801-3133, or by email at MelanieinMiami@gmail.com.