Certification Bodies

LEED BD+C
Certification is achieved by implementing strategies to reduce energy and water consumption, use sustainable materials, improve indoor air quality, and innovate in sustainable design. Examples of technical strategies include:

LEED O&M 
Certification for the sustainable operation and maintenance of existing buildings. It addresses water efficiency, energy efficiency, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation. To achieve LEED O&M certification, a building must earn a certain number of points across the five credit areas. LEED O&M certification provides benefits to building owners and operators, including reduced energy and water costs, improved indoor air quality and occupant health, reduced environmental impact, increased building value, and enhanced reputation and brand image.

LEED CI
Certification for the sustainable design, construction, and operation of commercial interiors. It addresses integrative process, location and transportation, sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation. To achieve LEED CI certification, a commercial interior space must earn a certain number of points across the seven credit areas. LEED CI certification provides benefits for building owners and tenants, including reduced energy and water costs, improved indoor air quality and occupant health, reduced environmental impact, increased building value, and enhanced reputation and brand image.

LEED Retail 
is the sustainable design, construction, and operation of retail buildings. It addresses integrative process, location and transportation, sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation. To achieve LEED Retail certification, a building must earn a certain number of points across the seven credit areas. LEED Retail certification provides a number of benefits for building owners and operators, including reduced energy and water costs, improved indoor air quality and occupant health, reduced environmental impact, increased building value, and enhanced reputation and brand image.

LEED HC 
is a green building rating system for healthcare facilities. It addresses integrative process, location and transportation, sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation. To achieve LEED HC certification, a facility must implement strategies to reduce energy and water consumption, use sustainable materials, improve indoor air quality, and innovate in sustainable design.