Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a program of the U.S. Green Building Council that sets standards for design, construction and operations of buildings. Certification means these aspects ofa building have been reviewed and met rigorous standards. There are several levels of LEED Certification.
LEED Platinum Certified
LEED Gold Certified
LEED Silver Certified
The following buildings in West Des Moines have received some level of LEED certification.
Aviva USA headquarters is LEED Gold Certified and is the largest structure in Iowa and one of only five its size or larger in the United States to acheive that designation.
The West Des Moines Historic City Hall has applied for LEED Certification and expects to recieve LEED Gold status. This video highlights the many sustainable features the City of West Des Moines was able to incorporate into our Historic City Hall. This building now houses the offices of the Valley Junction Foundation. See the electricity being generated by the building's photovoltaic cells!
Mercy West Lakes Hospital has received a LEED Certified designation for its 293,000 square foot seven-story building.