The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification system is a rating system developed by the United States Green Building Council to rate the environmental performance of a building and its site. Using five main criteria, it provides a measurable benchmark of a building's impact on the environment. The five key criteria are: sustainable site development, water-savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
Illumient products can contribute to points in many of the LEED categories to help your project achieve the highest LEED certified rating.
Net-zero buildings are those that produce as much energy on an annual basis as they consume, usually based on a renewable energy source such as solar and wind power. With its line of off-grid solar and wind powered street lights, Illumient products meet the net-zero goal.
There are government initiatives in place in a number of countries to achieve net-zero goals. In the US in 2009, President Barack Obama mandated that by 2015, 15% of existing Federal buildings must conform to new energy efficiency standards and 100% of all new Federal buildings be Zero-Net-Energy by 2030.