“LEED or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is transforming the way we think about how our buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe. Comprehensive and flexible, LEED is a green building tool that addresses the entire building lifecycle recognizing best-in-class building strategies”More Info
LEED is a program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. To certify a project, there is a five step process:
- Choose which rating system to use. Keep in mind, some projects clearly fit the defined scope of one LEED rating system; others may be eligible for two or more.
- Register. The LEED process begins with registration. Once registration forms are submitted and payment is complete, your project will be accessible in LEED Online.
- Submit your certification application and pay a certification review fee. Fees differ with project type and size.
- Review. Await the application review. Review processes differ slightly for each project type.
- Certify. Receive the certification decision, which you can either accept or appeal. An affirmative decision signifies that your building is now LEED certified.
- Core & Shell
- New Construction & Major Renovation
- Retail – New Construction & Major Renovations
- Retail – Commercial Interiors
- Commercial Interiors
- Existing Buildings – Operation & Maintenance
- Neighborhood Development
While there are several categories to earn LEED credits, Accurate can assist with the following:
- Materials & Resource Credits encourage using sustainable building materials and reducing waste
- Green Infrastructure & Building Credits reduce the environmental consequences of the construction and operation of buildings and infrastructure