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LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED developed the Green Building Rating System in order to assess the quality and performance of construction projects in relation to their environmental impact. LEED was developed by the United States Green Building Council, a non-profit organization advocating sustainability in the building construction. The rating system was developed in 1994 and has since then attempted to define what the standard is for a green and sustainable building.

The LEED-certification program attempts to promote...

  • Reducing waste sent to landfills
  • Conservation of energy and water
  • Reduction of harmful greenhouse emissions
  • Demonstration of an owner's commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility

LEED in Kentucky

Currently there are ten buildings in the state of Kentucky which have been granted LEED certification. One of the more prominent buildings is the Toyota Motor Manufacturing plant in Georgetown, Kentucky. [1]


External Links


  1. Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence