WHAT IS LEED CERTIFICATION?
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability in the United States as well as in many other countries around the world. Gaining LEED certification is one of the best ways to demonstrate that your building is truly “green.”
The LEED rating system, developed and administered by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is designed to promote construction and design practices that increase profitability, reduce the negative environmental impact of buildings and improve the health and well-being of the building occupants.
There are four LEED certification levels — Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. These levels correspond to the number of credits acquired in seven categories; Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources and Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation in Design/Operations and Regional Authority.
What Are the Benefits of LEED Certification?
LEED certification offers compelling proof that your environmental goals have been met and your building is performing as designed. In addition, certification allows you take advantage of a growing number of state and local government incentives.
EARN LEED POINTS WITH WATER ENERGIZERS®
Choosing Water Energizers can be an important part of gaining LEED certification for your building.
When using non-chemical Water Energizers to control scale, corrosion and bacteria in cooling towers, the bleed-off from the towers can be used for other purposes such as irrigation. As a result, LEED points may be earned in the Water Efficiency category.
Our authorized representatives design and implement an individual water management plan for each facility we treat. On their initial visit, as well as on every monthly visit thereafter, they calculate the highest possible cycles of concentration that can be run in your cooling towers and adjust the automatic conductivity controller accordingly. This minimizes the amount of bleed-off, thus, maximizing water savings. Due to this water management plan, an additional LEED point may be earned in the Water Efficiency category.
By using Water Energizers, LEED points may also be earned in the Innovation in Design category.