Did you know that you can earn LEED points through community engagement?! The “Social Equity within the Community” pilot credit, which USGBC launched last year, says projects can earn 1 point through three different methods. The methods listed are to either complete the SEED Evaluator Parts 1 and 2, achieve Enterprise Green Communities Certification, or have the project team create community engagement of their own.
This is a pilot credit so show your support for it by using it on your next project. Other social equity pilot credits are “Social Equity within the Project Team” and “Social Equity within the Supply Chain”. USGBC has been focused on just one aspect of sustainability, the environment. It’s good to see LEED expanding to address the triple bottom line.