|LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) was initiated in America by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in the year 2000 and has since become the globally recognized standard for green building certification.The LEED point system measures the design and construction of the building in five key areas: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Buildings can qualify for four levels of LEED certification: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
Conforming to the exacting standards of the LEED rating system, the Zuellig Building provides measurable benefits in terms of energy savings, lower operating costs and superior indoor air quality. The building’s specifications pave the way for individual tenants to obtain additional LEED certifications for their individual fit-outs.
In June 2009, the USGBC awarded the Zuellig Building with pre-certification at Gold level under the LEED-CS (Core and Shell program). On July 16, 2013, the US GBC upgraded the certification to its highest level: Platinum. The Zuellig Building is the first recipient of a Platinum certification in the Philippines; this pushes the country further towards global competitiveness.