AIG Environmental, a division of the property and casualty subsidiaries of American International Group, has announced the Sustain-a-Build initiative, a program that will enable AIG Environmental customers to receive discounts of up to 10% on premiums for new pollution legal liability policies for properties certified under the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building rating system.

The US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program is a nationally accepted rating system designed to certify efforts to reduce the negative impact of buildings and tenant spaces on occupants and the environment. AIG Environmental’s pollution legal liability policies can be beneficial in insuring environmental issues associated with owning and managing real estate.

Tom Hicks, vice president of LEED at US Green Building Council, said: AIG Environmental is making it easier for people to do the right thing. Green buildings consume less energy and fewer resources and are healthier, safer and more productive environments for the occupants. We all deserve to live and work in a green building and AIG Environmental’s Sustain-a-Build Initiative will help make it more accessible for everyone.