Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

Interested in integrating Sustainability in the built environment? Let’s take a closer look at the  LEED rating systems application strategies & credits, references guides and standards & references within LEED v4.

The LEED v4 Rating System is divided into 5 categories, accounting for a total of 21 systems adaptations:

  • LEED for Building Design and Construction            (LEED BD+C)
  • LEED for Homes                                                             (LEED Homes)
  • LEED for Interior Design and Construction             (LEED ID+C)
  • LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance   (LEED O+M)
  • LEED for Neighborhood Development                     (LEED ND)

(During rating system selection, utilize the square footage ’40/60 Rule’,                                                 (<40% – Do not select) (>60% – Select ), (40% – 60% – Project teams choice)

Application Strategies (Credits):

  • Location and Transportation (LT)
  • Sustainable Sites (SS)
  • Water Efficiency (WE)
  • Energy and Atmosphere (EA)
  • Materials and Resources (MR)
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ)
  • Innovation (IN)
  • Regional Priority (RP)

Standards & References

  • ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016 — Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings