Becoming LEED® Certified
If you are interested in becoming LEED certified, you must get a third-party verification that your building project meets the highest green building and performance measures. EPS helps buildings meet these LEED certification measures and earn LEED certification. All LEED certified projects receive a LEED plaque, which is the nationally recognized symbol demonstrating that a building is environmentally responsible, profitable and a healthy place to live and work. There are both environmental and financial benefits to becoming LEED certified.
- Lower operating costs and increased asset value.
- Reduce waste sent to landfills.
- Conserve energy and water.
- Healthier and safer for occupants.
- Reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
- Qualify for tax rebates, zoning allowances and other incentives in hundreds of cities.
- Demonstrate an owner's commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility.
Eligibility for LEED certification
Commercial buildings as defined by standard building codes are eligible for certification under the LEED for New Construction, LEED for Existing Buildings, LEED for Commercial Interiors, LEED for Retail, LEED for Schools and LEED for Core & Shell rating systems. Building types include – but are not limited to – offices, retail and service establishments, institutional buildings (e.g., libraries, schools, museums and religious institutions), hotels and residential buildings of four or more habitable stories.
EPS can help you figure out if your existing building, or new building project is eligible for LEED certification. If you are interested in obtaining LEED certification you can contact us at 419-433-7048, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.