Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system used to determine how sustainably a building is designed and operated. It measures the reduction of natural resources (energy, water, waste) and improvement of health and comfort for occupants (air quality, wellness, etc.).
In 2013, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded The Merchandise Mart LEED-EB Gold Certification - making it the largest structure in the world to achieve such an honor at the time.
In 2017, the Merchandise Mart began the process of renewing its LEED certification, which is expected to be complete during 2018. Updates, tips, and achievements will be shared throughout the year.
In the meantime, you have the ability to improve the LEED score! Here’s what you can do to participate:
- Take the 1-minute survey
- Use our green tips to make sustainable choices at work and at home (link to tips page)
LEED Arc Portal Snapshot