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What is a LEED building?

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A LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Building is a building that has achieved LEED certification at a particular level. There are varying levels of building certification (Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum). A LEED building must go through the submission, review and approval process to obtain certification.

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