High Performance Green Building Standard
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council in 1998, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)® is the most widely recognized global standard and certification for green buildings. LEED can be applied to all buildings, including homes, mixed-use and commercial building, interior design upgrades and full neighborhoods. Projects pursuing LEED certification earn points across several areas, including energy and water efficiency, indoor air quality, transportation and more. Based on the number of points achieved, a project then receives one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
In the first few years of business, Green Hammer built five of the nation's highest scoring LEED Platinum buildings, and continues to surpass LEED certification standards for indoor air quality and other measures in Portland and Southern Oregon. We also welcome the opportunity to work on LEED neighborhoods and with the new Building Design and Construction on commercial projects in Portland and Southern Oregon.
Learn more about LEED by reading this case study about the Fineline Custom Home in Oregon, which is LEED-Platinum certified.