Being LEED certified is definitely an upward trend. More and more of our customers are asking for environmentally friendly products for their dental practice. In fact, due to popular demand, one of MCC’s main suppliers ONLY offers material that complies with the ratings to be LEED certified. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is the rating system used in over 160 countries and is used to evaluate the environmental performance of a building. The system is credit based and allows projects/buildings to earn points for taking environmentally friendly actions either during construction or the use of the building itself. It ensures that a LEED-certified building is designed and built using the strategies aimed at improving the things that matter most, (energy saving, CO2 emissions reduction to name a few) and recognizing a high standard performance in the following categories: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation in Design, and Regional Property. In each category, there are different sections in which you can earn points to become certified.