Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
LEED supports sustainable
building design and operations
The U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program rates buildings for qualities like efficiency, sustainability and air quality to promote healthier and safer buildings for their occupants and communities. New or renovated buildings and leases more than 10,000 square feet and existing buildings and leases more than 50,000 square feet must be LEED certified under Governor Brown’s executive order. Using LEED, California's state building managers are able to track progress toward sustainability targets and earn nationally recognized certification. As of 2015, 82 state-owned buildings have been certified, more than 13 million square feet, using LEED. This includes 12 percent of the state-owned portfolio square footage.