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Building Design + Construction Guide

Applies to buildings that are being newly constructed or going through a major renovation:

New Construction | Core and Shell | Schools | Retail | Healthcare | Data Centers | Hospitality | Warehouses and Distribution Centers

Getting Started

How to use this reference guide
More about the Further Explanation section
Taking an Integrative Approach to Design and Construction
Devising a LEED Work Plan
Maintaining Consistency in the Application

Minimum Program Requirements

Minimum Program Requirements

Rating System Selection Guidance

Rating System Selection Guidance

Credit Category Overviews

LT Overview
SS Overview
WE Overview
EA Overview
MR Overview
EQ Overview
IN Overview
RP Overview