The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification system is a rating system developed by the United States Green Building Council to rate the environmental performance of a building and its site. Using five main criteria, it provides a measurable benchmark of a building's impact on the environment. The five key criteria are: sustainable site development, water-savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
For companies planning new construction or renovating/upgrading their facilities, installing EnGoPlanet Solar Street lighting is one of the easiest ways to increase energy savings and contribute toward LEED® credits from the U.S. Green Building Council.
EnGoPlanet Solar Street Light can contribute to points in many of the LEED categories to help your project achieve the highest LEED certified rating.
For example installing EnGoPlanet Solar Street Light can help earn LEED credits for outdoor lighting in the following areas in LEED 2009 for New Construction & Major Renovations™. Points to look for are:
-Sustainable Sites, Light Pollution Reduction- 8 Credits -Energy & Atmosphere, Optimal Energy Performance- 1 Credit -Energy & Atmosphere, On-site Renewable Energy-2 Credits -Innovation in Design, Low Mercury Lighting- 1 Credit