Related Links

U.S. Green Building Council
(outside link)

Examples of Green Projects

Montage Resort - LEED Silver

JL Sorenson Rec Center - LEED Gold

UVU Library - High Efficiency Standards

USTAR - LEED Gold

Portneuf Medical Center - LEED Certified

Dunn-Edwards Paints - LEED Gold

Kauai Community Federal Credit Union

Topaz Data Center - LEED Gold

Utah Olympic Oval - LEED Certified

LEED Construction

In 2011, we completed over a half-billion dollars in LEED-Certified structures, making Layton one of the nation's largest contractors devoted to sustainability.

We have a solid history of environmentally-conscious practices.

detailLayton was one of the first firms to build a LEED-Certified structure in the western United States. In 2001, we completed the Utah Olympic Ice Oval for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Until recently, this structure was the largest LEED-Certified structure on the planet.

We are committed to hiring and training LEED Accredited Professionals(TM).

Layton has a structured program for educating and preparing our professionals for the LEED Professional Exam (TM). Since 2002, over 50 of our professionals have obtained LEED accreditation. Our LEED APs have demonstrated that they have the knowledge and skills needed to successfully implement and manage green building standards.

What is LEED?

The LEED® green building certification program is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. It evaluates environmental performance of all buildings over their life span, providing a definitive standard for what constitutes a green building. Credits are earned for satisfying each criterion, and different levels of certification are awarded based upon the total credits accumulated. LEED was instituted by the U.S. Green Building Council® membership, representing all segments of the building industry.

This new generation of building delivers high performance inside and out. Benefits to owners who want to build green include:

Environmental Benefits

  • Enhance and protect ecosystem and biodiversity
  • Improve air and water quality
  • Reduce solid waste
  • Conserve natural resources

Economic Benefits

  • Reduce operating costs
  • Enhance asset value and profits
  • Improve employee productivity and satisfaction
  • Optimize life-cycle economic performance

Health and Community Benefits

  • Improve air, thermal and acoustic environments
  • Enhance occupant comfort and health
  • Minimize strain on local infrastructure
  • Contribute to overall quality of life