Use of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is generally voluntary and up to a project development team to determine priorities for enhanced performance. To become LEED certified requires a project to register with the Green Building Certification Institute GBCI, meet Minimum Program Requirements and submit credit documentation as proof of building design and performance.
The documentation submitted is reviewed by the GBCI as a third party to verify that performance goals and claims have been achieved. The USGBC continues to develop tools for the various segments of the commercial building market, currently offering the following tools:
The majority of these tools contains seven categories of performance:
To provide motivation for higher performance, each LEED tool is structured in four levels of ascending performance and certification:
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