The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released the third and final installment of its LEED in Motion report series: Impacts and Innovation. The report details key impact areas and results of the thousands of projects that are utilizing the LEED green building rating system, as well as innovation highlights related to LEED and green building technologies.
“LEED in Motion: Impacts and Innovation highlights the revolutionary thinking that has been the catalyst for the transformation in the built environment we are witnessing worldwide,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “Even as LEED is in itself an innovation, it has and will continue to serve as a gateway to further advances in the movement to create healthier, high-performing buildings and vibrant, resilient communities.”
Impacts and Innovation plots a course for the future by examining current and possible positive impacts related to LEED buildings — from resource conservation to cost savings — and lauding industry innovations. The report looks at the impacts of LEED through the lens of both business and human health.
The report also features a number of highlights, including details on the top three credits pursued by LEED projects across different rating systems. It notes the spread of innovation, showcasing standout approaches to earning credits in the LEED Innovation credit category, along with interviews with LEED professionals and USGBC figures as well as LEED project highlights from Facebook, Bank of America, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, Transwestern and more.
USGBC members can download Impacts and Innovation, as well as the first two reports, People and Progress and Places and Policies.