LEED® – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – is a building certification system created on a voluntary basis and adopted by 140 countries in the world to-date. The LEED standard was defined in America by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a non-profit association born in 1993 who now has more than 20.000 members. Its goal is to promote and develop a global approach to sustainability by certifying “virtuous” performances in the field of human and environmental health.
LEED standards, developed by USGBC and also applied in Italy thanks to the activity of GBC Italia (which created a local version of these standards), define the requirements for the construction of environmental sustainable buildings, in terms of energy and consumption of all the environmental resources involved in the construction process.
LEED is a consensus-based system for the planning, construction and management of sustainable buildings and high-performance territorial areas; it is more and more internationally adopted, it applies to any kind of building and promotes an integrated planning system relating to the whole building.
The certification consists in the examination, by an independent third party, of the performance of a whole building (or of part of it) and/or of urban areas. The LEED certification, which is internationally recognized, certifies that a building is respecting the environment and that it is an healthy place to live and work in.
Terme di Pejo pursued the goal of complying with the LEED certification standards, as we consider this certification to be the quality seal of a project aimed at protecting the quality of work and of the will to preserve the environment for future generations.
The image reports the assessment of the performance of the Pejo spa facility by the external commission.