With increased awareness worldwide to the concept of 'Green Building', builders, architects and engineers are working towards constructing buildings that are designed in such a way that it can reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:
- Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources.
- Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation.
Mentioned below are the Seven Criteria's to Qualify for a Leed Certification :
- Implement Erosion & Sedimentation Control to reduce negative effects on water and air quality.
- Ensure fundamental building elements and systems are designed , installed and calibrated to operate as intended.
- Establish the minimum level of energy efficiency for the proposed building and systems.
- Employ Chloro Fluoro carbon Reduction in HVAC & R Equipment to reduce ozone depletion.
- Facilitate the reduction of waste generated by building occupants and disposed of in landfills by ensuring storing and collection of recyclables.
- Establish minimum indoor air quality (IAQ) performance to prevent indoor air quality problems in the building , thus contributing to the comfort and well-being of the occupants.
- Minimize exposure of building occupants , indoor surfaces and ventilation air distribution system to Environmental Tobacco Smoke ( ETS )