When LEED® was founded by the U.S. Green Building Council in
2001, one of its primary objectives was to "transform the built
environment." Looking back at the past 10 years, signs of this
transformation are obvious: 10,000 LEED buildings have been
certified across the globe; more than 100,000 LEED Accredited
Professionals have been certified; and almost every building
material supplier offers some type of LEED checklist for its
products. It is rare to encounter roofing contractors who aren't
involved with a LEED project or LEED-based requirements for roof
But 10 years ago, the beginning of the green building
transformation was less obvious. In the same way, it may also be
easy to overlook the beginning of a similar transformation taking
place in the roofing industry.
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