What is LEED?
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an international recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The voluntary LEED program provides third party verification that a project meets guidelines set by the USGBC for achieving high performance and sustainability through green design, construction, operation and maintenance. It encourages green building practices and recognizes those meeting the standards for improved:
- Energy saving
- Water efficiency
- CO2 emissions reduction
- Indoor environmental quality
- Stewardship of resources
- Sensitivity to the impact of development on natural resources
SUSTAINABILITY: 100% LEED SILVER OR BETTER IS OUR COMMITMENT
Founded in 1955, The Dinerstein Companies (TDC) has become one of the most recognized builders and developers of multi-family and student housing properties in the country. Beginning in 2007, the Company recognized the apartment industry’s need for energy efficient design and sustainable construction. During this time, TDC committed to the design and construction of 100% of their product to meet LEED Silver Certification or higher. The Company’s first LEED Certification came in 2009 and by 2011, 100% of the company’s development efforts were designed and constructed to LEED Silver standards or higher. Since then, TDC has successfully completed over 5,300 LEED Certified apartment units in twenty separate projects, with another 3,552 units currently under construction. Since 2013, all of TDC’s development and construction has met LEED For Homes Gold standards including two LEED For Homes Platinum Certifications. With the continued support of US Ecologic, TDC’s LEED for Homes Provider and Green Rater, the company has evolved into one of the industry’s largest LEED for Homes multi-family builder/developers and was honored by USGBC as 2015’s LEED For Homes – Outstanding Multifamily Builder.