LEED Rating Systems:
- LEED for Building Design and Construction (BD+C) – New Construction projects
- New Construction
- High-Rise Residential
- Office Buildings
- Higher Education Buildings
- LEED for Commercial Interiors (CI) – Office and Retail Fit-out projects
- LEED for Healthcare (HC) – Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
- LEED for Schools – K-12 Educational Facilities
- LEED for Neighborhood Development – New communities and developments
LEED also uses several categories to incorporate tested strategies in sustainable design, including:
Integrative Process, Locations and Transportation, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Material and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation and Regional Priority. Through meeting a select number of prerequisites and credits, your project will earn points toward one of the certification levels.
Once you select the right Rating System, you can then target a certification level for your project: Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum.
Does your city have a LEED “Certifiable” Requirement? Boston’s Article 37 requires large products to meet a specific set of sustainability standards based on the USGBC’s LEED Rating System. New York building code has recently been updated to require higher levels energy efficiency and sustainability. Signature Sustainability can help prepare a LEED Certifiable submission package along with energy modeling and building testing and verification.