LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.
It is developed by U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED has sub-rating system groups for following project types,
LEED Building Design + Construction : LEED BD+C
LEED Interior Design + Construction : LEED ID+C
LEED Building Operations + Maintenance : LEED O+M
LEED Homes : LEED Homes
LEED categories are based on a grading system. There are certain prerequisites that the project should meet and earn points. Prerequisites are different for each rating system. The team should choose the best rating system for their project. The number of points that the project earns determines the LEED certification level. Typical certification thresholds are:
Our LEED Consultancy service starts with the preliminary design of the project. With on time guidance of our experienced LEED professionals, we assist the project team to select the most appropriate rating system and provide the most cost effective solutions to get the required credits for the certification.
LEED is flexible enough to apply to all project types.
Each rating system groups requirements that address the unique needs of building and project types on their path towards LEED certification. Once a project team chooses a rating system, they’ll use the appropriate credits to guide design and operational decisions.
There are five rating systems that address multiple project types:
Building Operations and Maintenance
Interior Design and Construction
Building Design and Construction
LEED certified buildings save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for their project.
LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance (EBOM)
The recertification is required at least every 5 years to retain LEED EBOM certification. The goal of LEED recertification is to verify facility operations in order to maintain and improve building performance over time.
Don’t let your hard work of achieving EBOM go to waste! EBS will help you stay on top of your EBOM policies, and is your partner in completing the steps towards achieving LEED recertification, including:
• Perform audits, surveys and testing at least once every five years to track the ongoing performance of your current policies
• Update policies and pursue additional credits in order to comply with the latest LEED EBOM rating system
• Increase your building’s certification level by pursuing additional credits
• New credits being pursued follow the same establishment and performance periods as initial certification.