MEETING LEED STANDARDS
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized building certification system that provides benchmarks for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. This certification system was developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and adapted to Canadian climates, construction practices and regulations by the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC).
The key to a successful LEED project is early commitment by the entire building team to a whole-building approach to sustainability. To minimize a structure’s environmental impact, the team needs to effectively integrate all building components and to look beyond initial costs to the long-term return on investment. Studies by the US Green Building Council conclude that the cost of reaching LEED certification is 0-3 percent, while reaching the highest level of LEED Platinum comes at a premium of less than 10 percent. ALTERA window designs can help you achieve your LEED targets by integrating window and door solutions with your overall building design. The following Potential LEED Points Checklist indicates how our products and services can contribute to LEED project certification.
Whether you are working on an energy retrofit of an existing building or designing a net-zero energy structure, ALTERA can help you achieve your goals. As a company focused on manufacturing sustainable glazing solutions, we can support your whole-building design projects with meeting LEED standards.