The LEED® system

The LEED® system, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the sustainable development benchmark developed by the USA. It is used in numerous countries.

This sustainable building programme aims to recognise and highlight buildings that consume the lowest quantity of energy and that are most respectful of the environment. It can lead to 4 levels of certification: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

It is organised in 8 categories of criteria:

Source of diagram: ecohabitation.com