The Need For Leed

“Green” and “sustainability” have become household words. These practices are great for the Earth, they improve one’s quality of life and they can generate measurable business results. With this increased awareness, architects and designers have seen a growing number of clients requesting green services. The question we need to ask is to what level of green our clients can commit.

Although it is generally agreed upon that green building is an important practice, it is crucial that this new design trend is properly understood. There are a number of options a facility owner can select when designing and building an environmentally conscious facility.

Tom Tedrow, Vice President of Design and Construction Services at IBT, delves more into the issue of green design and building in a North American Design article available for download here.