Too often, buildings do not perform to their full design potential. The integrated approach used to design and construct LEED buildings is only a part of the whole
performance process how much energy and water a building consumes is influenced by its design but determined by the management and operations, as well as the behavior of the occupants.
Because actual performance is the key to reducing a building’s impact, USGBC has developed several tools to help building managers and owners achieve and maintain high performance operations. USGBC is working with our stakeholders to tackle this issue by continuously improving the LEED rating system and by working directly with building owners to help them understand and improve their building’s performance.