Según USGBC americano la edificación es responsable del 41% del consumo energético de los Estados Unidos. De ahí la importancia de las herramientas de evaluación como LEED o BREEAM.
Tackling climate change through LEED
This is a critical point for our world, and at USGBC, we work to mitigate the effects of climate change through green building. Buildings represent 41 percent of total U.S. energy output, which means we have a big opportunity to improve our structures and decrease their energy use. USGBC’s LEED rating system helps us achieve buildings, neighborhoods and even cities that use less energy and fewer resources and have a lower carbon footprint.