What is LEED®?
LEED® stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is a four-tiered green building rating system: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Though the program is voluntary, many jurisdictions including Howard County, require new commercial construction to be a minimum of Certified. The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia was designed and built to meet LEED® Silver certification by the United States Green Building Council.
Features of LEED®
LEED® rating systems are designed for rating new and existing buildings and are based on accepted energy and environmental principles that balance known practices and emerging concepts. Each rating system is organized into five environmental categories and points are awarded for achieving specific credits through design and construction. The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia achieved an overall rating score of 50 points, which met the LEED® Silver designation.
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