The LEED Rating System

The LEED rating system provides a framework to measure building improvements in areas including energy use, carbon emissions, indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources. In response to LEEDs recent exclusion of parking areas, theparking industry has developed its own certification process for garages known as Parksmart. Even when jurisdictions have mandated green ordinances pertaining to parking, Parksmart certification can bring more value to the life of a project.

Concrete is often selected over precast concrete and structural steel as the more cost effective construction choice not only for parking structures, but for other building types as well, including mid to high-rise multi-family residential, office and mixed-use facilities. With multiple personnel on staff having obtained their LEED AP certification, Klorman Construction has been able to excel on projects looking to obtain USGBC LEED Certification.