The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), provides a suite of standards for environmentally sustainable construction. Since its inception in 1998, LEED has grown to encompass more than 14,000 projects in 30 countries, including the United States. The hallmark of LEED is an open and transparent process in which technical criteria proposed by LEED committees are publicly reviewed for approval by more than 10,000 membership organizations that currently constitute the USGBC.
Individuals recognized for their knowledge of the LEED rating system are permitted to use the LEED Accredited Professional (AP) acronym after their name, indicating that they have passed the accreditation exam given by the Green Building Certification Institute (a third-party organization that handles accreditation for the USGBC).
Our goal for Tetiaroa is to become the first campus resort in the world to obtain LEED Platinum certification, the organization’s highest accolade.