Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
Sustainable design is vital to GSA’s mission of providing a superior workplace for the federal worker and superior value for the American taxpayer. The Sustainability and Environmental Management (SEM) Team advocates high performance design strategies that can produce efficient buildings to operate with increased asset value and higher occupant productivity.
The SEM Team works with the GSA Public Buildings Service business lines and other expert services towards:
- Conserving energy
- Improving indoor air quality
- Enhancing the work environment for federal workers
- Creating high performance green buildings
Sustainable design is an integral part of the design excellence that GSA has become known for. It simply makes good business sense, it's good for the environment, and it's good for our customers.
Environmental Management Program
|Improve indoor air quality|
|Enhance the work environment of federal workers|
|Targets||As of 2003, all new GSA building projects must be certified through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System of the U.S. Green Building Council, and a Silver LEED® rating is encouraged.|
|Additional Resources||Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding|
|GSA Sustainable Design Program|
|U.S. Green Building Council (a nongovernment website)|
|Whole Building Design Guide (a nongovernment website)|
|View GSA LEED® Projects|
|Form Building Design LEED - EB Checklist||165k||12/27/2006|
Confirm most recent version of Environmental Procedure with Robert Melvin at (303) 236-8000 ext. 5040.