Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

Indiana Limestone

Indiana Limestone Drill

LEED stands for green building leadership. LEED is transforming the way the people think about how buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe. LEED certified buildings save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy.

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.

The use of Indiana Limestone makes your project eligible for LEED design credits in the following categories.

  • SS Credit 7.1: Heat Island Effect, Non-Roof
  • EA Credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance
  • MR Credits 1.1&1.2: Building Reuse, Maintain 75-95% of Existing Walls, Floors, and Roof
  • MR Credits 2.1&2.2: Construction Waste Management, Divert 50-75% from Disposal
  • MR Credits 3.1&3.2: Materials Reuse, 5-10%
  • MR Credits 5.1&5.2: Regional Materials
  • ID Credit 1: Innovative Design
  • LEED Canada Credit 8: Durable Building