LEED—Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—is the most widely-recognized green building certification system in the United States. There are several LEED rating systems:

  • Homes
  • Commercial Interiors
  • Core & Shell
  • New Construction
  • Schools, Healthcare, Retail
  • Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance

LEED covers a very broad spectrum of green building, including:

  • Sustainable Sites
  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy & Atmosphere
  • Indoor Environmental Quality

while Passive House focuses on energy efficiency and indoor air quality. The two systems are complementary; the Passive House concept is an excellent way to design a building that will achieve LEED’s Energy & Atmosphere and Indoor Environmental Quality points.

Gregory Duncan is a LEED Accredited Professional for Building Design and Construction.

Email greg@duncanarchitectpllc.com to get started.