(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is a system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in order to measure and define what “green building” is.

Projects typically include a team of specialists and involve decision making, design, and implementation by the owner, architect, landscape architect, interior designer, engineer, and various trades.

LEED for New Construction addresses
• Sustainable Sites
• Water Efficiency
• Energy and Atmosphere
• Materials and Resources
• Indoor Environmental Quality
• Innovation in Design

Much of our work here at EP/A contributes towards Sustainable Sites and Water Efficiency credits, but we also work in tandem with other team members towards points in the Materials and Resources and Innovation in Design categories. Specific credits we may achieve include:

• Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
• Site Selection
• Development Density & Community Connectivity
• Brownfield Redevelopment
• Alternative Transportation, Public Transportation Access
• Alternative Transportation, Bicycle Storage & Changing Rooms
• Alternative Transportation, Parking Capacity
• Site Development, Protect or Restore Habitat
• Site Development, Maximize Open Space
• Stormwater Management, Quantity Control
• Stormwater Management, Quality Control
• Heat Island Effect, Non-Roof
• Heat Island Effect, Roof
• Light Pollution Reduction
• Water Efficient Landscaping
• Innovative Wastewater Technologies
• Storage & Collection of Recyclables
• Materials Reuse
• Recycled Content
• Regional Materials
• Innovation in Design

These credits will contribute up to 75% of the necessary points for a project to receive basic LEED certification.




EP/A Sustainable

14 Westbury Park Way
Suite 200
Bluffton, SC 29910