LEED QUICK DEFINITION
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system that measures the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings, homes and neighborhoods. LEED was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to guide the building industry and provide standards for sustainability for a variety of building projects.
In LEED certification scoring, there are 136 possible base points distributed across five major credit categories:
- Sustainable Sites
- Water Efficiency
- Energy and Atmosphere
- Materials and Resources
- Indoor Environmental Quality
Innovation in Design
Spartan provides modern 3D Green Architecture products results that earn building owners an additional 6 points for Innovation in Design and an additional 4 points for Regional Priority. Buildings can qualify for four levels of certification:
Certified: 40–49 points
Silver: 50–59 points
Gold: 60–79 points
Platinum: 80 points and above
LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification
that a home was designed and built to achieve high performance
in key areas of human and environmental health.
Spartan is committed to building the most innovative LEED certified homes and buildings.
Spartan has determined the best methods in achieving this certification.