LEED for Building Design + Construction
A FRESH START TO SUSTAINABILITY.
WHAT IT IS
When designing and constructing a new building, project teams have a choice: to join the movement of global leaders producing innovative buildings from the ground up…or to maintain the status quo. We’re in favor of the former. LEED for Building Design and Construction (LEED BD+C) provides a framework for building a holistic green building, giving you the chance to create a healthy, resource-efficient, cost-effective building; one that enhances the lives and experiences of everyone who walks through its doors.
Looking to establish your skills in green design and construction? The LEED AP BD+C professional credential suits professionals with expertise in the design and construction phases of green buildings serving the commercial, residential, education and healthcare sectors.
WHO IT’S FOR
While you may apply the LEED BD+C rating system to any number of project types, from commercial high-rises to data centers, we’ve provided an array of common market sectors to give you a tailored experience that recognizes your project’s specialized requirements.
NEW CONSTRUCTION & MAJOR RENOVATION
Addresses design and construction activities for both new buildings and major renovations of existing buildings. This includes major HVAC improvements, significant building envelope modifications and major interior rehabilitation.
CORE & SHELL DEVELOPMENT
For projects where the developer controls the design and construction of the entire mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection system—called the core and shell—but not the design and construction of the tenant fit-out.
For buildings made up of core and ancillary learning spaces on K-12 school grounds. Can also be used for higher education and non-academic buildings on school campuses.
Addresses the unique needs of retailers—from banks, restaurants, apparel, electronics, big box and everything in between.
Specifically designed and equipped to meet the needs of high density computing equipment, such as server racks, used for data storage and processing.
WAREHOUSES & DISTRIBUTION CENTERS
For buildings used to store goods, manufactured products, merchandise, raw materials or personal belongings, like self-storage.
Dedicated to hotels, motels, inns, or other businesses within the service industry that provide transitional or short-term lodging with or without food.
For hospitals that operate twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and provide inpatient medical treatment, including acute and long-term care.
HOMES & MULTIFAMILY LOWRISE
Single-family homes and multifamily residential buildings of one to three stories.
Multi-family residential buildings of four to eight occupiable stories above grade.
The percentage of LEED-certified new construction projects that are improving energy performance by at least 10.5%, according to an analysis of 7,100 projects.