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5 Ways Beehives Earn LEED Certification Points

Posted 04/02/2021 BY Paige Mulhern

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The US Green Building Council (USGBC) awards LEED points when a pollinator habitat is added to a commercial building. Whether you are planning a redevelopment project or in the process of constructing a new building, you can accrue credits towards certification with beehives. 

Green buildings are quickly becoming the new standard for the real estate, development, and urban planning industries. There are opportunities to foster biodiversity with bee-friendly and enhanced gardens. 

 

Green roofs help you get LEED Certification
Bees and butterflies pollinating an urban rooftop garden

What is LEED Certification?

According to the USGBC, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. LEED is for all building types and all building phases including new construction and redevelopments.

Vegetated green roofs (or eco-roofs) with pollinator habitats can even earn up to 7 points toward the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED certification.

To learn more, here are 5 ways that beehives earn LEED certification points

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