The U.S. Green Building Council is a non-profit organization that promotes the design and construction of buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. The Green Building Council developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System in order to more accurately provide incentives those using these practices. The LEED Green Building Rating System issues points across five categories to those striving to attain LEED status for new commercial construction or major renovation of commercial buildings, as well as multifamily and mixed-use developments that are five units or greater, or four stories or higher. Rebates provided by Burbank Water & Power correspond to the following point totals and LEED certification levels:
- Certified (40–49 points) - $15,000
- Silver (50–59 points) - $20,000
- Gold (60–79 points) - $25,000
- Platinum (80 points and above) - $30,000
Incentives are on a first come first serve basis. More information can be found on the web site listed above.