What is LEED?

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design

Environmental Benefits
  • Enhances & protects ecosystems & biodiversity
  • Improves air & water quality
  • Reduces solid waste
  • Conserves natural resources
Health & Community Benefits
  • Improves air, thermal, & acoustic environments
  • Enhances resident comfort & health
  • Minimizes strain on local infrastructure
  • Contributes to overall quality of life
Why Do We Do It?
  • People in the U.S. spend about 90% of their time indoors
  • EPA studies indicate indoor levels of pollutants may be up to ten times higher than outdoor levels.

Internationally Recognized

LEED provides third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

What makes The Ridge LEED?

  • We offer a 100% non-smoking building option
  • ENERGY STAR® appliances and low-flow, water-saving fixtures lower utility bills
  • Convenient covered bike storage
  • Improved air quality through the use of low-emitting VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint, carpets, adhesives and sealants
  • Enhanced Air filtration leverages fresh outdoor air providing a healthier living environment
  • Energy-efficient low-E windows
  • Enhanced Insulation
  • Building uses about 30% less water than standard
  • Construction waste is recycled
  • Building materials include recycled content
  • Building materials sourced regionally, reducing transportation impact and supporting the local economy