A report by the New Buildings Institute shows the overlap between LEED certification and zero energy
Green building rating systems such as LEED have become stringent over time pushing the building sector towards better performance. LEED v4 encourages aggressive reductions in energy usage, with points awarded proportionally with higher levels of improvement from the baseline. For example, a new construction project that demonstrates a 50% reduction in energy usage from the baseline has the opportunity to earn a total of 18 points. Read more to understand how LEED supports zero energy goals.