Boyd Sign Systems is aware of the impact each individual and corporation has on the environment and is committed to do its part to contribute to a cleaner environment. We are experienced with Green and LEED requirements and can guide you in material selection and process to either meet your LEED rating or simply emphasize your Green awareness.
Our Garmat paint booths are among the cleanest, most efficient in the industry. We utilize a Matthews low-VOC mixing station that allows for the exact amount of paint to be mixed, thereby eliminating waste. We recycle all metals along with shop and office consumables such as rags, paper, ink cartridges, soda cans and wire. We have upgraded the lighting in our entire facility to be eco-friendly and routinely power-down sections of the shop and office when not in use.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.
LEED is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
Who uses LEED? Architects, real estate professionals, facility managers, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, construction managers, lenders and government officials all use LEED to help transform the built environment to sustainability. State and local governments across the country are adopting LEED for public-owned and public-funded buildings; there are LEED initiatives in federal agencies, including the Departments of Defense, Agriculture, Energy, and State; and LEED projects are in progress in 41 different countries, including Canada, Brazil, Mexico and India.
How is LEED Developed? LEED Rating Systems are developed through an open, consensus-based process led by LEED committees. Each volunteer committee is composed of a diverse group of practitioners and experts representing a cross-section of the building and construction industry. The key elements of USGBC's consensus process include a balanced and transparent committee structure, technical advisory groups that ensure scientific consistency and rigor, opportunities for stakeholder comment and review, member ballot of new rating systems, and a fair and open appeals process. www.usgbc.org