LEED-certified buildings in Oregon and Washington - Google Earth Layer
This KMZ file shows locations and information for the 125 LEED-certified buildings in Oregon and Washington as of September 2007. After opening this file in Google Earth, a welcome page introduces LEED certification and provides useful links. Closing this window, one can begin to explore LEED buildings in Oregon and Washington, represented by LEED icons hovering over each. Viewers can click on any of the LEED icons to view the name of the building, its address and certification level. This KMZ file was created by Ecotrust from U.S. Green Building Council data, verified by the Cascadia Region Green Building Council.
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 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. LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building project provides an environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy place to live and work.
Download LEED-certified buildings layer (704k kmz)
The Google Earth application is required to view these data layers. Download the free Google Earth here. After installation, simply click on the above link to download the KMZ file to your hard drive. Then view the file via Google Earth's "File>Open..." menu command, or by double-clicking the KMZ file on your hard drive.
Data layer compiled by Analisa Fenix