Keymark Corporation and Leed...
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. Keymark is dedicated to manufacturing the kinds of aluminum extrusions that comply with its standards and promote earth-friendly ideas to help build a better world for our future.
LEED was created to:
- Define "Green Building" by establishing a common standard of measurement.
- Promote integrated, whole-building design practices.
- Recognize environmental leadership in the building industry.
- Stimulate green competition.
- Raise consumer awareness of green building benefits.
- Transform the building market.
The impacts of high performance Green Buildings:
- Green Buildings are designed for cost-effectiveness and resource conservation.
- If there is an increase in first costs for Green Construction, it is easily recoverable in a short period of time.
- Green Buildings boost employee productivity - the number one asset for most businesses.
- Green Buildings enhance occupant health, safety, and well-being.
- Clean and healthy buildings can reduce legal claims and liabilities for the owners.
- High performance features translate into high value for tenants.
- Property values increase for developers and owners from leasing through operations and maintenance.
Leed provides a complete framework for assessing building performance and meeting sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Leed recognizes achievements and promotes expertise in green building through a comprehensive system offering project certification, professional accredidation, training and practical resources. Keymark's commitment to sustainable environmental solutions begins with a resource comprised from one of earth's most plentiful recyclables... Aluminum.