The Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) program is an internationally recognized green building certification system.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators with a concise framework to identify and implement practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
LEED Certification provides third-party verification that a building is designed and constructed according to the following metrics: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
Watson Land Company chose to adopt LEED as a framework for its development strategy in 2004. Building 220, in Carson, CA was the first Watson project to achieve LEED certification in 2006, earning a Gold level certification. The company has since added twenty additional LEED certified buildings to its portfolio, including the Watson Land Company Headquarters building, which is designed and constructed to achieve a LEED Platinum level certification.
Our twenty LEED certified buildings have a considerable impact on the environment, saving 1,864,415 total annual gallons from indoor plumbing fixtures (a 39% reduction) and over 2.5 million dollars in energy costs (a reduction of 51%). Additionally, we have diverted a total of 108,700.59 tons of construction waste and demolition materials from landfills.