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LEED-It’s a Greenhouse Gas

We've seen how the US Green Building Council has created a viable market in sustainable development through the LEED program, and its specialized applications such as LEED-ND (Neighborhood Development) and LEED v.4.  Across the country, hundreds of projects have been certified and are making a difference in how we design sustainable projects.  But despite the benefit of a plaque on your project, LEED does not tabulate greenhouse gas reduction as your LEED credits add up. 

Recent research shows that about half of LEED-ND credits directly relate to greenhouse gas reduction. A lot of time and effort can be saved by the linkage of LEED-ND credits to the reduction of tons of carbon per year over the lifetime of a project.  This extends the power of LEED-ND and LEED v.4 by demonstrating the relative effectiveness of a project's design in terms of carbon footprint. LEED-ND certification is not cheap in terms of consultant time--CarbonPlanner is a highly useful extension of LEED that makes the process much more cost-effective.  Linking LEED and CO2 is a first upgrade of CarbonPlanner, soon to be available for you LEED users and your clients.

CarbonPlanner enables LEED-ND users to plan their credit strategies to achieve the most beneficial carbon footprint.

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