How to certify multiple buildings on a single site: LEED Campus Program
The On-Campus and Multiple Building Certification Program (referred to as the Campus Program) helps you easily and efficiently certify multiple projects located on one site and under the control of a single entity. Examples might include projects on a corporate or educational campus or commercial development.
The Campus Program is different from the LEED Volume Program. The LEED Volume Program is a streamlined certification process for organizations planning to certify a large number of new construction projects that are prototype-based. The Campus Program, by contrast, is for projects not necessarily uniform in design or operations but located on a single campus location.
The Campus Program was designed to simplify the certification process for multiple buildings that share a common site. It can be used for the following LEED 2009 rating systems: New Construction, Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance, Commercial Interiors, Core & Shell, Schools, Retail, and Healthcare.
Approaches to certification
There are two approaches to certifying multiple buildings using this program.
- Campus: incorporates a master site and allows buildings that share attributes on that site to achieve separate LEED certification for each project, building space or group
- Group: allows separate buildings that are substantially similar to certify as one project that shares a single certification
Projects using LEED 2009
Projects using LEED 2009 should use the Application Guide for Multiple Buildings and On-Campus Building Projects, Appendix A and Appendix B.
Projects using LEED v2
Pre-LEED 2009 projects should use the 2005 LEED for New Construction Application Guide for Multiple Buildings and On-Campus Building Projects (MBAG).
Have questions? Contact 800-795-1747 or [email protected].
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