LEED

LEED (Lead­er­ship in Ener­gy and Envi­ron­men­tal Design) is an Amer­i­can build­ing eval­u­a­tion sys­tem cre­at­ed by USGBC (U.S. Green Build­ing Coun­cil). The LEED cer­ti­fi­ca­tion sys­tem is used glob­al­ly and cov­ers an objec­tive eval­u­a­tion of results per­formed by a third par­ty — the Green Build­ing Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Insti­tute (GBCI). Dur­ing the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process all ele­ments of sus­tain­able build­ings are tak­en into account, such as loca­tion and type of land intend­ed for the project, con­sump­tion of ener­gy and water, qual­i­ty of inter­nal envi­ron­ment, type of mate­ri­als used and inno­va­tion. These cat­e­gories are divid­ed into cred­its; if the project meets them, it may obtain a giv­en num­ber of points. The cred­its can be bro­ken down to ones that are nec­es­sary to obtain the cer­tifi­cate (pre­req­ui­sites) and ones that are option­al (Cred­its). After the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process is com­plet­ed, the build­ing obtains a LEED cer­tifi­cate on one of four lev­els, depend­ing on the num­ber of points:

  • Cer­ti­fied,
  • Sil­ver,
  • Gold,
  • Plat­inum.

LEED is divid­ed into sev­er­al sys­tems depend­ing on the type of cer­ti­fied build­ing:

  • LEED for New Con­struc­tion and Ren­o­va­tion,
  • LEED for Health­care,
  • LEED for Retail: New Con­struc­tion,
  • LEED for Retail: Com­mer­cial Inte­ri­ors,
  • LEED for Schools,
  • LEED for Core & Shell,
  • LEED for Com­mer­cial Inte­ri­ors,
  • LEED for Exist­ing Build­ings: Oper­a­tions & Main­te­nance,
  • LEED for Neigh­bor­hood Devel­op­ment,
  • LEED for Homes (at present, this sys­tem can­not be used in Poland).

BREEAM_Recognition

Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion may cov­er build­ings that already exist, new build­ings and indi­vid­ual lease spaces.

BREEAM_Recognition

Our team includes LEED AP Build­ing Design + Con­struc­tion. Our com­pa­ny is a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can USGBC.

LEED AP” and the relat­ed acronym, and the LEED AP logos are trade­marks owned by the U.S. Green Build­ing Coun­cil and award­ed to indi­vid­u­als under license by the Green Build­ing Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Insti­tute.