The Impact of Landscape Architecture in LEED Certification and Sustainability

When most commercial project stakeholders think about building certifications, they tend to reference LEED, and with good reason. Since its inception in 2005, LEED has become one of the most widely used green building rating systems in the world.

What may surprise some commercial and landscape architects is that the exterior design of a commercial space can help a project gain LEED accreditation and/or reach the project’s sustainability goals.

Why Commercial Landscape Architects Should Care About LEED Credits

The climate crisis has shifted the long-held beliefs of many in the construction industry. “Crises can also be profound catalysts for change, creating opportunities to gain new perspectives,” according to research from Deloitte.
Those opportunities are abundant for commercial LAs who want to create a future that’s brighter. “Businesses that see climate change — and sustainability — not only as a threat but as an opportunity might be best placed to unlock new innovations and ignite unexpected collaborations. Businesses may need to transform themselves to thrive in an era where tackling sustainability is becoming an imperative.”

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Why Commercial Landscape Architects Should Care About LEED Credits

The climate crisis has shifted the long-held beliefs of many in the construction industry. “Crises can also be profound catalysts for change, creating opportunities to gain new perspectives,” according to research from Deloitte.
Those opportunities are abundant for commercial LAs who want to create a future that’s brighter. “Businesses that see climate change — and sustainability — not only as a threat but as an opportunity might be best placed to unlock new innovations and ignite unexpected collaborations. Businesses may need to transform themselves to thrive in an era where tackling sustainability is becoming an imperative.”

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