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Definition

LEED®

LEED® is the acronym of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED® Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark and an internationally recognized certification system for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. It measures how well a building or community performs across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. It is flexibly applicable to virtually all building types.


Advantages



“LEED” and related logo is a trademark owned by the U.S. Green Building Council and is used by permission.

Sustainability is the capacity to endure. In human world, it is the potential for long-term maintenance of well being, which has environmental, economic, and social dimensions.


Sustainable design may involves Universal Design (e.g. barrier-free design) and Environment-friendly Design (e.g. LEED®),  

Universal Design

In architecture, Universal Design is a way to design and create the environment and system to be aesthetically pleasing and usable for a life-long living for all age and physical condition human users


Principles



  1. Equitable Use
  2. Flexibility in Use
  3. Simple and Intuitive Use
  4. Perceptible Information
  5. Tolerance for Error
  6. Low Physical Effort
  7. Size and Space for Approach and Use