L.E.E.D. Certified Buildings
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work and learn. As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
How to Achive Certification
The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) administers LEED certification for all commercial and institutional projects registered under any LEED Rating System. USGBC administers the development and ongoing improvement of the LEED rating systems. USGBC is also the primary source for LEED and green building education and resources for project teams, such as reference guides, rating system addenda, workshops, online trainings and other tools to help you achieve success on your LEED project.
NanoSonic's LEED Green Building
NanoSonic became the first tenant in Wheatland EcoPark, an environmentally-friendly office and light manufacturing industrial park in Giles County, Virginia, and the first such environmental development in Southwest Virginia. Our main building is a LEED, energy-efficient green building and was designed and operates through an integrated process. We used low impact site development practices and stormwater is treated naturally, which is especially important in our rural location. Energy efficiency includes features such as low-e glazing, digital photocells and occupancy sensors to help control lighting, and Energy Star-rated equipment. All finishes, sealants, coatings and adhesives are low-VOC for improved indoor air quality for a healthier work environment. We save water use inside with low-flow plumbing fixtures, and outside we planted native vegetation that does not require irrigation. More than a quarter of the materials in the building itself have recycled content and more than 10 percent of them were sourced within 500 miles. Learn More →