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What is green building?

Green building is a holistic concept that starts with the understanding that the built environment can have profound...

What does LEED stand for?

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED is the most widely used green building...

What actions are USGBC considering given COVID-19?

USGBC has outlined a series of actions and priorities that will support the global recovery effort and leverage the...

What is LEED?

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world....

What is LEED precertification?

Precertification is an optional review pathway available for a fee for all LEED BD+C projects registered under LEED v4...

Is a campus necessary for a group project?

A single group project can be registered without a campus or Master Site, but a group can also be within a Master Site...

How much does Arc cost?

Any project registered in LEED Online also has access to Arc. The LEED registration fee includes Arc and projects and...

What is the difference between a "credit" and a "complex credit"?

Those not considered to be “complex” when submitting an appeal. View the full list of complex credits.

What is gross floor area?

Generally, the gross floor area is the sum of the floor areas of the spaces within the building, including basements,...

What is a complex credit?

Typically credits or prerequisites with a heavy focus on energy & HVAC, “complex credits” require additional time to...

What is the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI?)

The Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) administers LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design),...

How do projects earn LEED certification?

To earn LEED certification, a project team must demonstrate compliance with all mandatory prerequisites and select a...