LEED Certification is a popular choice for new construction. LEED has become synonymous with the growing environmental movement of “going green”.
What is LEED Certification?
The U.S. Green Business Council has established the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™. It is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings.
In order to achieve LEED certification, projects must earn points in the following categories:
How Much More Does a LEED Certified Project Cost?
Actually, when properly planned and managed, a construction project can achieve LEED Certification without spending a penny more than traditional construction. At Ronnisch Construction Group, we have the expertise to help you navigate the LEED process. We will educate you about the necessary requirements throughout the design, construction, and certification phases. We’ll show you how environmentally-friendly choices can alter various pieces of the schedule and budget.
What Are the Benefits of ``Going Green`` on Your Project?
There are many benefits to LEED certification but the greatest is a noticeable ROI (return on your investment). Choosing sustainable materials, installing eco-friendly mechanical elements, and opting for energy-saving features can make a favorable impact on your construction budget and on your long-term expenses to heat, cool, light, and maintain the building.
Buildings that are good for the environment are good for local communities, cities, states, and specific industries. Building a LEED Certified structure is positive PR to share with your area and within your industry.
LEED requirements are a whole-building approach to sustainability and can be applied to projects of all sizes. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your needs, and help you determine the potential outcomes of a LEED Certified approach to your new construction or renovation project.
We have completed several LEED projects in Southeast Michigan. Take a look at these examples: