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Unformatted text preview: LEED Report LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, which the United States Green Building Council created as a rating system for green building. Green building refers to the design, construction, and operation of buildings in an environmentally friendly way, which benefits the natural ecosystem and surrounding populations. This system is very important because it also promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. One of the specific topics I chose within my research of LEED, are the materials used to construct these green buildings. In one case study of a LEED construction site, it showed that this project used the following: salvaged lumber, reused form lumber for framing and sheathing, natural linoleum flooring, recycled-content acoustical ceiling panels, and recycled-content carpet...
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- Fall '07