LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification is an American green building standard, issued by USGBC – US Green Building Council. This can be considered the most popular set of green standards in the world as well as in Vietnam today.

LEED certification is an activity for buildings to use water and energy efficiently, emit less CO2 and make good use of local resources to help reduce energy use during production and transportation, making an important contribution to sustainable development and environmental protection.

Basic benefits that LEED brings to projects:

  • Increase construction value
  • Reduce energy and water usage
  • Increase indoor air quality
  • Reduce maintenance and operating costs
  • Reduce construction waste
  • Promote the use of recycled materials
  • Promote and attract companies with sustainable goals
  • Increase employee performance

However, one of the barriers to investing in building construction according to LEED standards is the cost constraint. Depending on the certification level (CERTIFIED, SILVER, GOLD or PLATINUM), projects complying LEED standards will have a higher total investment cost. Choosing appropriate scoring criteria, balancing needs, costs, and long-term benefits for the project is an issue that needs to pay attention.

At LEVA, based on detailed analysis of customers’ needs and experience in industrial engineering, we focus on consulting solutions for customers to achieve GREEN certification for their projects while keeping cost control, harmoniously meeting economic benefits and long-term sustainable values.

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