LEED in Motion: Europe highlights region's growth

LEED in Motion: Europe highlights region's growth

Graphic courtesy of USGBC

GBCI, the certifying body for all projects participating in the globally recognized LEED green building rating system, opened its newest office in Europe last week. 

In conjunction with the launch, GBCI released LEED in Motion: Europe, an overview of LEED growth in the region that also provides important insight on the market.

Within the GBCI, LEED remains the organization’s core offering. LEED is a long-term contributor to Europe’s green building movement, and the latest report includes a snapshot of the state of green building in Europe and highlights the more than one billion square feet of LEED space that exists from the more than 5,200 LEED European projects, according to the U.S. Green Building Council.

Since global green building is expected to double every three years, LEED in Motion: Europe offers strategies for integrating LEED into buildings and cities to help improve environmental performance, as well as human health and well-being. The report also introduces Arc, a new, state-of-the-art digital performance platform that allows any project—whether a single building, a community or an entire city—to monitor performance across key building systems for energy, water, waste, transportation and human experience.

Several projects are profiled in LEED in Motion, including the LEED silver Vodafone Village in Milan, Italy; the LEED platinum Siemens Headquarters in Munich, Germany; and the LEED Gold Klara Zenit in Stockholm, Sweden.

The Regional Solutions for Europe section explains how the LEED credit system is being adapted to further increase its relevance to European buildings. It also offers current information on the nature and value of LEED professional credentials.

Globally, more than 165 countries and territories use LEED, and it has become the most widely used green building rating system in the world. In Europe, LEED’s relevance is due, in part, to how the rating system has evolved to address the needs of our own building community. LEED-certified projects can be found in Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.


Topics: Architectural Firms, Associations / Organizations, Building Owners and Managers, Certifications, Construction Firms, Consulting - Green & Sustainable Strategies and Solutions, Engineering Firms, Sustainable Communities, Urban Planning and Design, USGBC

Companies: U.S. Green Building Council

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