“Buildings are far and away the worst thing humans do to the environment,” said Rob Watson, NRDC senior scientist and a chair of the LEED program.
“All of the buildings in the U.S….[are] the leading human-induced cause of global warming.”
“Buildings also consume 80 percent of the nation’s drinking water and 2 million acres of forests and farmland each year.”
The LEED Certified Building
1. 0 emissions.
2. 0 water use.
3. 0 board feet of timber harvested.
4. 0 annual energy usage.
5. Easily transportable to take advantage of crop rotations. No farmland is taken out of production.