What is project pre-certification? | U.S. Green Building Council
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What is project pre-certification?


Pre-certification allows owners to market a building's proposed green features to potential tenants looking to occupy a LEED certified space. Projects that have gone through a pre-certification review cannot call themselves LEED certified, but they can state that they're on the path toward certification. Only projects registered under the LEED for Core & Shell rating system can apply for pre-certification.

A pre-certification review is conducted in the same manner as a combined design and construction review with the following exception: No credits or prerequisites are awarded during a pre-certification review. Such credits are instead marked as "anticipated."

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