Leed meaning

LEED is defined as an acronym for Low Energy Electron Diffraction. It is also an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a set of standards for the construction and operation of green buildings administered by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

An example of LEED is the process used to look at the surface structure of crystals. The surface is bombarded with low energy electrons and, when they are diffracted off the surface, that motion can be observed on a phosphorescent screen.

An example of LEED are the six categories of the standards for green buildings - water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, sustainable sites, indoor environmental quality, innovation and design, and materials and resources.

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(The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) An environmental rating and certification system for residential and commercial buildings from the U.S. Green Building Council (www.usgbc.org). LEED provides benchmarks for the design, construction and operation of a property and covers site makeup, building materials, water and energy efficiency as well as indoor environmental quality. It also provides certification for people who demonstrate an understanding of green building practices.
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(UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Language; tongue.
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(UK dialectal, Scotland) The speech of a person or class of persons; form of speech; talk; utterance; manner of speaking or writing; phraseology; diction.
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(UK dialectal, Scotland) A strain in a rhyme, song, or poem; refrain; flow.
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(UK dialectal, Scotland) A constant or repeated line or verse; theme.
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(UK dialectal, Scotland) Patter; rigmarole.
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(UK dialectal, Scotland) A national tongue (in contrast to a foreign language).
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Origin of leed

  • From Middle English leed, lede, shortened variant of leden (“language”), from Old English lēoden (“popular or national language, native tongue”), from Old English lēod (“poeple, nation”). Cognate with Scots leid (“language”). More at lede.

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