LEED & Green Building Practices

 

Osman is committed to green building and has quickly become one of the leading retail construction firms in sustainable building practices. Our commitment to sustainable buildings starts at the top with our management owned company. This commitment sets a new standard LEED construction - in the advancement and knowledge of Green technology. Osman has completed numerous LEED projects achieving Silver and Gold certifications. Our projects have achieved certification ranging from Certified, Silver and Gold.

LEED was created to accomplish several objectives; among them are:

  • To define “Green building” by instituting a common criterion of measurement
  • To acknowledge environmental leadership in the building industry
  • To encourage green competition
  • To transform the building market
  • To promote integrated, whole-building design practices
  • To raise consumer awareness of green building benefits

The LEED rating system addresses six major areas:

  • Sustainable sites
  • Water efficiency
  • Energy and atmosphere
  • Materials and resources
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Innovation and design process

It is clear that the main goals of LEED and Green Building practices are to protect and preserve our environment. However, with careful analysis of the various methods used in constructing “Green”, they may also provide immediate and long-term economic benefits for developers, building owners and occupants. The USGBC states that benefits of building Green include energy cost savings, increased employee productivity, decreased absenteeism and increased property value. Aurora is careful to present not only the costs associated with LEED but the potential benefits as well.