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LEED Certified: What does it mean?

Often times, people talk about buildings as being LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified. Generally speaking, the term is used to convey a standard of sustainability in a building. Buildings made out of post-consumer waste products or using non-toxic insulations, or that involve conservation strategies for energy, heat, water and waste can be considered components of what makes up a LEED certified building.

Finding buildings that are LEED certified and putting them on the eco-mmunity map is a great way to populate useful information on the map. We encourage you to investigate the buildings in your town or city, as you may find that some of them are quite sustainable.

For a more in depth understanding of LEED certification, Wikipedia has a very good page with lots of links. Check out the Wikipedia page. [en.wikipedia.org]