LEED is one of the most popular green building certification programs used worldwide. Developed by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) it includes a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes, and neighborhoods that aims to help building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently.
Invest is a set of best practices intended to identify, recognize, and promote above-and-beyond efforts towards sustainability in transportation programs and projects.
Energy Star Portfolio Manager
When you add your buildings, you’ll be joining 40 percent of U.S. commercial building space that’s already benchmarked in Portfolio Manager — making it the industry-leading benchmarking tool. You’ll also be joining more than half of the Fortune 100®, half of the largest U.S. healthcare organizations, major league sports teams, colleges and universities, and entire cities.
Enterprise Green Communities
This is probably the best green building program you've never heard of. Regional programs, such as EarthCraft House and Minnesota GreenStar, also have name recognition in their areas. But unless you've been involved with Enterprise Green Communities, you may not have ever heard of it. The recent release of their new program criteria means that it's time for that lack of name recognition to change.
Envision® exists to foster a dramatic and necessary improvement in the performance and resiliency of our physical infrastructure across the full dimensions of sustainability. The program provides the framework and incentives needed to initiate this systemic change.
Land is a crucial component of the built environment and can be planned,
designed, developed and maintained to protect and enhance the benefits
we derive from healthy functioning landscapes. SITES helps create
ecologically resilient communities and benefits the environment,
property owners, and local and regional communities and economies.