LEED for Building Operations + Maintenance
WHO SAYS AN EXISTING BUILDING CAN’T LEARN NEW TRICKS?
WHAT IT IS
Meet the LEED solution for existing buildings everywhere. Existing buildings hold incredible promise. Many older buildings around the world are inefficient and resource-depleting. With some keen attention to building operations, that can be turned around drastically by using LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance (LEED O+M). Consider that it can take up to 80 years to make up for the environmental impacts of demolishing an existing building and constructing a new one, even if the resulting building is extremely energy efficient. You may have heard the phrase, “The greenest building is the one already built.” We believe it, and LEED can help you achieve it.
The LEED AP O+M professional credential denotes mastery and expertise of the LEED O+M rating system. If you’re a professional implementing sustainable practices, improving performance, heightening efficiency and reducing environmental impact in existing buildings, consider earning this credential.
WHO IT’S FOR
While you may apply the LEED O+M 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.
Existing retail spaces, both showrooms and storage areas.
For existing 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.
Existing hotels, motels, inns or other businesses within the service industry that provide transitional or short-term lodging with or without food.
Existing buildings specifically designed and equipped to meet the needs of high density computing eqiupment, such as server racks, used for data storage and processing.
WAREHOUSES & DISTRIBUTION CENTERS
Existing buildings used to store goods, manufactured products, merchandise, raw materials or personal belongings (such as self-storage).
For all other existing building projects: specifically, projects that do not primarily serve K-12 educational, retail, data centers, warehouses and distribution centers or hospitality uses.
The number of square feet of buildings that are demolished and replaced with new construction each year.
A program unique to LEED O+M, recertification requires projects to recertify on an ongoing basis to benchmark ongoing performance. This makes sure the existing buildings stock is performing as intended.