LEVO Health is going green! In addition to our new headquarters being a LEED Gold certified building, featuring a green roof, solar panels, and recycled materials, our team decided to tackle the indoor air by potting a series of one-hundred pothos plants around the office as living walls.
The LEED building certification program is an initiative of the U.S. Green Building Council or USGBC. LEED stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design,” and focuses on encouraging a more sustainable approach to the way buildings are designed, constructed and operated. For new construction and major renovations, the LEED program has five main categories in which points toward certification can be earned. Each category also has required prerequisites worth no points.
Independent third-party examiners grade each building on the following:
- Sustainable Sites
- Water Efficiency
- Energy and Atmosphere
- Materials and Resources
- Indoor Environmental Quality