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LEED Earth Campaign

Posted by on 6/10/13 at 10:13am

In an effort to accelerate sustainable development around the world, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building program, announced last week a new campaign offering free LEED certification to the first projects to certify in the 114 countries where LEED has yet to take root.

Coined “LEED Earth,” this campaign aims to bring LEED certification and thereby better-performing buildings into new markets. LEED is a global approach to more efficient, environmentally-sound buildings and is universally adaptable to address issues such as energy and potable water use, environmental toxins and human health concerns related to indoor environments. All building types are welcome to participate across the suite of LEED rating systems, including: new construction, commercial interiors, existing buildings, core & shell structures, new homes and neighborhood developments.

To participate in the program and register a project, contact the USGBC at For the campaign’s rules and regulations click here. Share your involvement in the campaign or follow updates on Twitter with hashtag #LEEDEarth.