LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
LEED Silver is a certification level in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). To achieve LEED Silver certification, a building must meet specific sustainability and environmental performance criteria related to sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, indoor environmental quality, and innovation.
LEED Silver certification requires a higher level of sustainability performance than LEED Certified, but not as high as LEED Gold or Platinum. Buildings seeking LEED Silver certification must achieve a minimum of 50 points out of a possible 110 points on the LEED rating system.
Achieving LEED Silver certification demonstrates a significant commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. Buildings with this certification are leaders in sustainable design and construction practices and have demonstrated a high level of performance in reducing their impact on the environment while improving the health and well-being of occupants.