WASHINGTON — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) reached a new milestone with its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system when it certified its 10,000th project, according to a press release.
The project that brought the LEED system to a new threshold is a recently constructed building for the Live Oak Family Center in the seaside town of Santa Cruz, California, the release stated.
According to the release, with a roof-mounted solar power system and daylighting, the two-story building earned a LEED-Platinum certification, the highest level possible.
The certification milestone comes as the USGBC opens up its latest update of LEED to public comment, the release noted.
LEED was designed to undergo continuous development, and one of the big things LEED 2012 aims to address are the gaps that can occur between the way a building is designed and the way it actually performs, the release added.
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