WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Green Building Certification Institute, the certification body for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building rating system partnered with Bureau Veritas SA, a leading global testing, inspection and certification body.
Under the agreement Bureau Veritas will facilitate LEED certification on behalf of GBCI for LEED green building projects. LEED is a tool in creating structures that “mitigate greenhouse gas emissions; create healthier indoor environments for workers, students and community members; and lower utility bills for building owners through reduced energy and water use.”
Currently there are more than 60,000 commercial projects across the globe using LEED. Additionally, more than 154,000 residential units are using the LEED for Homes rating system.
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