LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) provides a quantifiable standard for the construction industry to assess the environmental sustainability of building projects. LEED projects in Canada are registered through the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC). LEED is derived of points achieved through building objectives that positively affect the environment and sustainable design.
There are 110 LEED points available in seven categories.
- Site Development
- Water Efficiency
- Energy Efficiency
- Material Selection
- Indoor Environmental Quality
- Innovation in Design
- Regional Priority
The design team and owner select desired credits based on what is most appropriate and high priority to their project.
The rating system for LEED is broken down as follows:
- 80 points and above – LEED Platinum
- 60-79 points – LEED Gold
- 50-59 points – LEED Silver
- 40-49 points – LEED Certified
Dumac Energy regularly works on LEED registered projects and proudly completed work on the design team for Juno Tower in Halifax, Nova Scotia the first LEED building in Nova Scotia. Since that time Dumac Energy have worked on many projects targeting, and achieving, LEED gold and silver ratings.