Did you know that Alabama has LEED-certified commercial square footage equivalent to 13 Empire State buildings? This includes 51 LEED Silver, 34 LEED Gold, and 2 LEED Platinum building certifications. LEED buildings are energy-efficient and may incorporate solar or other renewable energy features.
According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) web site, “LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for their project. Still curious about what LEED is or why you should use it? Learn more in the LEED digital marketing brochure.”
You can read more and see how Alabama compares to other states here.