Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, better known as LEED, was formed in 2000, and has become a cornerstone in building standards and environmental concerns. LEED began as a small group of concerned developers and contractors, consisting of about six volunteers who wanted to add quality to their work, save energy, and better their communities. Then it caught the attention of consumers all over the nation who were just as concerned with their environment. Now demand is so extensive that LEED certification is mandated by many cities for all new building projects and extensive remodels or renovations. The goal of LEED is to make sure the performance of each building meets the environmental needs of the community, as well as the building itself maintaining a more eco-friendly design.
DFW offers LEED documents that provide recycling information for developers and contractors to help obtain the LEED certification for city projects.