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Senior Architect (LEED), dar
Hello, With regards to volume certifications, many credits vary based on site and location, especially LT & SS credits, for example sustainability rating will not be the same for two typical buildings, one is built in South Africa and the other is built in Sweden, how does LEED tackle this issue ?
U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Samer - Thanks for your question! That is true; not all projects certified though a Volume program will be identical (nor should they be!). The Volume program addresses such variance by having project teams submit one or more 'credit approaches' based upon the most typical circumstances found in their portfolio. Whereas the specific project details will differ between projects (e.g., proximity to alternative transportation), the 'credit approach' will be standardized. Please see the 'Precertify' section of the Volume supplement ( for more details.
Project Manager, W+Z Architect Engineering
Hi Selina, I have no idea about price updated information of LEED Campus Projects? How abour the registration and certification fee for campus and inside multiple buildings?
Hello, our campus have five LEED certified buildings, and we have alreadly purchase plaques and stickers, but hadn't purchased stands for those plaques. Could you please give me a link for purchasing. Thank you very much!
LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Devin, thank you for your question! Stands and other types of mounting hardware for LEED plaques can be purchased from Green Plaque here:
Green Mystic in Residence, Catalyst Partners
Hello Selina and USGBC, Is there a "streamlined" option in EBOMv4 projects? I have three NCv09 projects finalizing certification that would like to go for EBOMv4. What options are available?
Green Building Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi John, The campus and group certification approaches are applicable and the streamline options for existing buildings pursing LEED v4 O+M certification. Please refer to the LEED Campus Guidance at: For further inquiries, please contact us at  
Green Mystic in Residence, Catalyst Partners
Thanks, Alex! I've given that document a good read through and took some notes. I'm recalling a "streamline" path that was available for v09 BC+C projects pursuing EBOMv09. Certainly, having a few buildings on a single site could be streamlined for a Campus or Group approach, but is there any 'shortened' path to certification in EBOM (v09 or v4) for projects that have just achieved NCv09 certification?
Mechanical Engineer
I am looking at registering for a project involving multiple (approximately 10-15) industrial type single/double storey buildings on a site. It includes offices, workshops, staff areas, maintenance facilities etc. Is LEED CAMPUS the right approach for this?
Green Building Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Rohan, Thanks for your interest in LEED Campus certification approach. More project information is needed for us to help you make a decision. I will email you directly to follow up.
Senior Vice President, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Paula, I would be happy to answer your question directly because it is difficult to provide advice without project details. It is unlikely that you would need to use both the Volume and Campus certification together on one project. I will email you directly to follow up.
Consultant Engineer, Ingeniero Mario Pedro Hernandez
Hi Selina, I have to certify two buildings that are placed on a single site, and this prototype is going to be designed and constructed in many cities of the Country. As I undersand, these kind of Project will apply first for Multiple Building Certification, and then for Volume Certification. Is it right?
Director, Marketing, USGBC
Hi Paula, It sounds like there are a couple of solutions that might work for you but we need a little more information. A member of our technical solutions team will reach out to you soon to help you decide of the best path. Thanks!
Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Both good points. We should also remember that the LT section of the V4 Building, Design and Construction rating systems now have a credit that awards projects points being located in a LEED ND project. Another way that ND can contribute to multiple building certification.
Principal, Criterion Planners, Inc
The other important option for projects with multiple buildings is LEED for Neighborhood Development. Is there a reason ND wasn't included?
Director, Marketing, USGBC
Hi Eliot, that's a great question. It’s certainly correct that a LEED ND project can include multiple buildings and can even encourage multiple building certification. That said, LEED ND generally isn’t used as a streamlined process to fully certify multiple buildings because the included focus on the surrounding community and infrastructure.

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