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Building Receives LEED Credit For Indoor Plant Use

Casa Verde: Plant Your Way to LEED

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the buzz word in the green building world. But the accreditation for constructing an environmentally friendly and sustainable home just got a whole lot greener — literally. The Ecology and Environment headquarters in Lancaster, NY, was the first building in the US to receive points toward its Platinum LEED certification for its use of indoor plants.

The submittal cited the building's greenery's ability to filter VOCs, release fresh oxygen, and uptake carbon dioxide. Perhaps more interesting, the building was awarded credit for its "biophilic" nature, which offers humans a connection to the "natural environment in order to enjoy a sense of psychological, physical, and social well being."

Interested in planting your way to an LEED certification? Check out this list of the Top 10 Air Purifying Plants.

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campbrad campbrad 6 years
Thanks for posting! I do LEED consulting for a living and am thrilled to see it in mainstream media. :)
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