LEED CERTIFICATION SYSTEM AND THE TUZLA TECHNOLOGY AND OPERATIONS CENTER (TUTOM)

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and put into practice in 1998 to characterize and evaluate green buildings in the sustainable building industry. LEED was created to conform with all types of buildings including commercial buildings, schools, hospitals, residences, and so on. LEED is a green building rating system that evaluates green sites according to the materials used, indoor air quality, CO2 emissions levels, environmental impact of construction activities, and operating costs for energy efficiency. Ratings are made in the following seven categories:

SUSTAINABLE SITES 

WATER EFFICIENCY 

ENERGY AND ATMOSPHERE 

MATERIALS AND RESOURCES

INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY 

INNOVATION IN DESIGN 

REGIONAL PRIORITY