LEED Accreditation is a certification program developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to recognize buildings that are designed, constructed, and operated in an environmentally responsible manner. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. LEED Accreditation is based on a points system, with buildings earning points for meeting certain criteria in areas such as energy efficiency, water conservation, and indoor air quality. Buildings that meet the criteria for LEED Accreditation are awarded a certification level, ranging from Certified to Platinum. LEED Accreditation is an important part of maintenance operations and management, as it helps to ensure that buildings are designed and operated in a way that is sustainable and energy-efficient.