Since the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System began in 1998, this design criteria has grown to encompass more than 14,000 projects in the United States and 30 countries.
LEED was created to accomplish the following:
LEED certified buildings often provide healthier work and living environments, which contributes to higher productivity and improved employee health and comfort. Modular construction techniques relate well to the LEED prerequisite and credit categories.
As a growing number of private companies and governments are adopting LEED certification in their policies, programming and operations, Wilmot also has a LEED Green Associate (GAC - Green Advantage Certification) on staff to assist you with your design needs. Wilmot Modular is a member of the US Green Building Council (USGBC).
Many local governments have adopted LEED incentive programs. Program incentives include tax credits, tax breaks, density bonuses, reduced fees, priority or expedited permitting, free or reduced-cost technical assistance, grants and low-interest loans.
When a project is striving towards LEED certification the site development plays a critical role in exactly what points can be obtained. The design team and owner will dictate the actual points the project will pursue and is ultimately controlled by the budget and/or site limitations.