Know everything there is to know about our LEED Certified Green Building. The LEED rating system allots points for the design and construction process in each of the following categories:
1. sustainable sites
2. water efficiency, energy and atmosphere
3. material and resources
4. indoor environmental quality
5. design innovation
NVAR broke ground for its new NVAR Headquarters building on Monday, May 4, 2009. NVAR’s members work every day to help citizens of Northern Virginia realize their dream of homeownership, and now NVAR has a home of its own.
LEED is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. To be LEED Certified means that the NVAR building meets the construction requirements of the U.S. Green Building Council and qualifies to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards.