Did you know that commercial properties can work towards achieving LEED certification by implementing submetering? The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) offers a rating system with nine categories that organizations must adhere to in order to gain certification. Organizations can achieve Water Efficiency and Energy and Atmosphere credits through utility submetering.
The Green Building Council explains that LEED Certification “provides independent, third-party verification that a building project meets the highest green building and performance measures”. An LEED certification can help to solidify a property owner’s commitment to environmental conservation, which is of great importance when considering the “go green” mentality of today’s society.
LEED certification also qualifies organizations for tax rebates and zoning allowances, in addition to the savings your property will experience by implementing utility submetering. Those interested in obtaining certification can visit the Green Building Council website for more information.