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LEED Multifamily Mixed Use and Midrise Options

GBCI: 0910000421

Explore the LEED options for multi-family housing certification.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

  • LEED AP Homes
  • LEED Green Associate
  • LU/HSW

LEED version: v4, v2009

Published on: June 23, 2014

Average: 4 (2 votes)


LEED offers a number of options for the certification of multi-family housing. Trends in multi-family housing show an increased interest in high-density green urban living. This discussion will present the various LEED options and help participants choose the most appropriate certification path. Differences between LEED NC and LEED Midrise will be discussed, along with implications in LEED v4.

This course is a recording of a live webinar presented in October 2013.


  1. Examine and assess LEED certification options for multi-family buildings.
  2. Identify similarities and differences between the different LEED multi-family rating systems.
  3. Outline strategies for preparing project teams to design, build, and certify under the different rating systems.
  4. Discuss and evaluate the right certification paths for their own projects.
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GreenHome Institute
Grand Rapids, MI
United States


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Jason LaFleur

Director of Building Science GreenHome Institute
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Sustainability Manager, ISG ASIA
Pro Reviewer

This webinar provides a good general overview of the LEED for Homes rating system and how it evolved to include the Multifamily Midrise program. It includes the main differences between LEED NC and the Midrise program including the documentation and submittal requirements and changes to the delivery team structure where GBCI and the Commissioning Authority are replaced by the LEED for Homes Provider and the Green Rater.

The second half of the course looks at some of the credit requirements in more technical detail, and demonstrates using a number of case studies that in many cases LEED Midrise can be a more suitable option for multi-residential/ mixed-use projects with over 6+ stories.

I would recommend taking this course for anyone looking to find out more about the increasingly significant role of the LEED for Homes Multifamily Midrise program for multi-residential projects.

Principal Member, The Green Building Center
Pro Reviewer

This is a well done presentation that addresses the stated learning objectives succinctly. The level is appropriate and there is good guidance and explanation of how the various LEED for Homes levels may apply to various projects and compare to LEED NC. I would highly recommend anyone considering a LEED for Homes project view this.

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