You can’t turn on a television, read a newspaper, or surf the Internet without running into buzz words like LEED and GREEN. While “green” has already worked its way into our daily lives and conversations, some people are left puzzled by the term “LEED.”
What does LEED mean for the alternative heat industry?
The question of LEED certification is popping up in our industry too. According to the US Green Building Council, “LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building project is environmentally responsible, profitable and a healthy place to live and work.”
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
Depending on the manufacturers models, corn burning appliances can and do qualify for LEED certified buildings. The National Hearth Products Association, HPBA.org is very busy moving codes forward to include renewable energy appliances into GREEN homes.