LEED or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design is an organization that pushes people to design their building to operate and to be more environmentally friendly. When someone is verified by LEED, this means they are capable of designing a green building. When a building is LEED verified, this mean that it meets the LEEDS many criterias and standards. Some projects require the architect and the building to be LEEDs certified. Some of the main criteria for LEED to verify you is that they encourage you to think of strategies that minimize the impact on ecosystems and water resources. They also wish that you promote smarter use of water, inside and out, to reduce potable water consumption. Promoting better building energy performance through innovative strategies and using sustainable building materials and reducing waste are also a few of the main credentials. The last main criteria is that better indoor air quality and access to daylight and views. There are other credentials that they think are also important that you can find on this page. There are many pros and cons in my opinion to getting your building LEEd certified. One of the pros is that your building is environmentally friendly and that it helps the environment. It also looks a lot better if the Architects or the building is recognized by LEED. Though when trying to design a building that meets all of those criterias it can become difficult. This can cause the building to take longer since more time and thought has to be put into the design. Sometimes, designing a LEED building can save you money but other times take a lot of money to design the building to meet Leed standards.