Natural Resources Defense Council BUILDING GREEN FROM PRINCIPLE TO PRACTICE
Home Build Your Business Case Set Your Budget and Goals Adopt a Whole-Building Approach Apply Sustainable Building Strategies Capitalize on Your Achievement
USE THE LEED RATING SYSTEM
AS A GUIDE

As you proceed through the design and construction process, examine every decision your project team makes in terms of your environmental and certification goals.

The LEED green building rating system can provide a useful reminder to integrate solutions and strategies. If you set out to construct a well-integrated building, with green features that attain multiple objectives, you will achieve the kinds of synergies that result in lower construction costs and high LEED credit totals.

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TOP APPROACHES
Set Your Goals Early
Build a Green Design Team
Integrate the Design and
Building Process
Convene Design Workshops
Use the LEED Rating System
as a Guide
Engineer for Environmental
Value
Take Advantage of Incentives
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