What is LEED?

The LEED® green building certification program is a voluntary national rating system for buildings designed, constructed and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. LEED is developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, a private nonprofit organization made up of member companies and organizations from throughout the building industry. These members drive the development of LEED through committee involvement and balloting.
There are both environmental and financial benefits to earning LEED certification.


Eligibility

National Green Building Standards
Commercial buildings as defined by standard building codes are eligible for certification under the LEED for New Construction, LEED for Existing Buildings, LEED for Commercial Interiors, LEED for Retail, LEED for Schools and LEED for Core & Shell rating systems. Building types include – but are not limited to – offices, retail and service establishments, institutional buildings (e.g., libraries, schools, museums and religious institutions), hotels and residential buildings of four or more habitable stories.

 

United States Green Building council

The U.S. Green Building Council oversees a rigorous green building certification system known as LEED® (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) that rewards the use of sound environmental practices and materials in construction

LEED Rating System

Visit the LEED Rating System section to find the Rating System Checklist applicable to your project

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