New Construction & Major Renovations
LEED for New Construction & Major Renovations takes an integrative approach to producing buildings that are designed to be efficient and have a lower impact on their environment.
LEED (for New Construction) v1.0 was released in 2000 as the first LEED rating system geared towards new commercial office buildings. Today, LEED for New Construction is applied to many building types including offices, libraries, churches, hotels and government buildings.
LEED for New Construction addresses design and construction activities for both new buildings and major renovations of existing buildings, which includes major HVAC improvements, significant envelope modifications, and major interior rehabilitation.
While primarily focused on design and construction, LEED for New Construction also helps lay the foundation for sustainable operations and maintenance practices once the project has been completed. Upfront planning for green operations and maintenance can help building owners and operators ensure that the building performs to its full potential.
Global Alternative Compliance Paths are available for this rating system.
LEED 2009 for New Construction
New Construction v2.2
New Construction v2.1
New Construction v2.0