Investigate LEED (Leadership in energy and Environmental Design) building designs. Should all new buildings be required by law to adopt LEED design standards and conform to the LEED rating system?

Over the past few decades Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) has been in the fore front when it comes to the operation, design and construction of buildings that utilize green energy. This new trend introduced by LEED takes advantage of efficient appliances and recycled construction materials in construction of environmentally friendly buildings. To this effect, all buildings under construction should be required by law to adopt LEED design standards and in addition to this they should conform to LEED rating system. This paper will discuss benefits of LEED design standards as well as the benefits of conforming to LEED rating system (Kibert, 2008).

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