LEED is a classification system for the energy efficiency and environmental sustainability of buildings, developed in America in 1998 by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
It is one of the environmental footprint certifications for the most important constructions at an international level. Over 150,000 projects have been evaluated, over 85.000 buildings have been certified in 40 different countries. The current LEED protocol version is v4.1.
Our internal team dedicated to the achievement of environmental certifications is an integral part of the Energy, Research & Development department. LEED Accredited Professionals (otherwise known as LEED AP) are recognised for their knowledge of the LEED rating, as such they guide the constructive choices of designers in the design and construction stage of the buildings. Our professionals, in fact, are well aware that sustainability certifications require close collaboration within the design team throughout all stages of the project. Since 2017 ESA engineering has been a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and as such it undertakes to promote and accelerate the spread of a sustainable building culture, guiding the market transformation and raise awareness of public opinion and institutions on the impact that building design and construction methods have on the quality of life of citizens.