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To find out what the U.S. national standards are for building green architecture, consult the U.S. Green Building Council. The U.S. Green Building Council has established a program called Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or LEEDS, a voluntary national green standard for building sustainable architecture. The criteria includes a rating system for categories including construction sites, water efficiency, energy, indoor environmental quality, materials, and innovation in design. Leeds recently added a new green standard component to cover the housing market.
It is LEED, not LEEDS. Leeds is a town in England.
The US Green Building Council created the LEED system. It stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. This Green Building Rating System is a points based rating system and the industry leader as a recognized and respected brand.
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