The current trend in the design and construction industry is LEED or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The United States Green Building Council’s LEED rating system was established to encourage designs that would minimize the local environmental impact of the ecosystem and make efficient use of the surrounding land, air, water and energy. Although not all of our clients may be familiar with LEED they are all interested in the proponents of LEED which are to minimize operating costs, maintenance costs and the impact on our environment. By designing with LEED credits in mind, BGR Consulting Engineers can provide Owner’s an efficient building. By applying for LEED certification the Owner will obtain measurable results of their building’s performance. We encourage Owner’s to consider each of their projects as an investment. Therefore, to achieve substantial savings in energy costs may require a greater commitment of money upfront but the return that could be obtained may be equal or better than any other type of investment they could make.