LEED Certification and LED’s usage is becoming more and more prevalent homes and commercial buildings in the United States to give you a rundown on what LEED certification is, here is an article from the USGBC. The USGBC (United States Green Building Council) guides policy and works as a clearing house for energy efficient building. Started 20 years ago to advance efficient design and practices the USGBC still plays a critical role in the way that we look at energy efficiency and green building. Read more about them below.
http://www.usgbc.org/ (Accessed December 21, 2015)
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.
Efficient lighting is so essential to a sustainable home that it can even count for up to two points in LEED BD+C: Homes if the project team is able to use energy-efficient fixtures and lamps to meet residents’ illumination needs while reducing the home’s total wattage from set baselines.
It is recommended to install high-efficacy lighting and meet or exceed the requirements for lighting power density for hard-wired fixtures. Ideally, efficient interior lighting has a lighting power density of 1.1 W/sq.ft. or less.
SST can help you meet your LEED Certification and LED’s needs with our high power, high efficiciency LED light fixtures. To find out how SST can assist you building green with LED’s and to help you have lessened carbon footprint. Give us a call or enter your information in our contact form and we will be happy to get back in touch with you. You can find the form located by clicking this link. Yes, I am interested in LEED & LED lighting!