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LEED Reference Guide for Green Building Design and Construction: Healthcare Supplement with Global ACPs

The comprehensive reference guide provides tools to achieve certification for new construction and major renovation projects, including schools and core & shell development.
LEED version: v2009
With Global Alternative Compliance Paths

The Global Alternative Compliance Path supplement is complimentary to the LEED 2009 Reference Guide for Green Building Design and Construction and Healthcare Supplement, the most comprehensive guide for the design, construction and major renovations of commercial and institutional buildings.

Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) to LEED credits provide additional options or approaches that address unique circumstances and accommodate advancements in science and technology. ACPs allow LEED to be more flexible and applicable to a wider range of projects. The LEED 2009 Building Design and Construction (BD&C) Global ACPs were developed for new construction and major renovations of commercial and institutional buildings, core and shell developments, schools, healthcare facilities, and retail projects. These Global ACPs can be applied at the discretion of the project team, based on applicability; they are not mandatory for any project. Some Global ACPs are available only for projects outside the U.S., and others are available for all LEED projects regardless of location, as indicated in the credit language.

Navigate your LEED project from registration through certification.

From the creators of the LEED Rating System, USGBC is the leading authority for LEED green building education. This guide will provide you with detailed information on the process for achieving LEED certification, with complete credit and prerequisite information. You’ll also gain access to resources, documentation guidance, standards and implementation information.

Applicable rating systems:
LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations
LEED 2009 for Schools New Construction and Major Renovations
LEED 2009 for Core & Shell Development

October 2014 Update

This supplement was updated in October 2014 to include additional guidance for projects on the following credits:
  • SS Credit 6.1: Stormwater Design – Quantity Control
  • MR Credit 2: Construction Waste Management
  • IEQ Credit 4 Low-Emitting Materials
LEED 2009 (89 Pages)
Published By: U.S. Green Building Council
Published On: 3 Oct 2014
Effective On: 3 Oct 2014