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Get Started on the Road to LEED Certification with Our Handy Checklist
Make the move towards decreased energy consumption and increased efficiency
While the goal of achieving LEED certification for your building(s) may seem daunting, this handy checklist can help you create a plan for moving towards decreased energy consumption and greater energy efficiency. LEED works for all buildings—from homes to commercial buildings—at all phases of development. Projects pursuing LEED certification earn points across several areas that address sustainability issues. Based on the number of points achieved, a project then receives one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
Here is a checklist for achieving LEED certification:
1. Select a rating system for your project. There are five LEED rating systems: Building Design and Construction, Interior Design and Construction, Neighborhood Development, and Home.
3. Once you know the project’s appropriate rating system and rating level, read LEED’s certification guide.
4. Decide which credits your project should pursue. Prerequisites are the green building standards every project must meet. Credits allow project teams to customize how they pursue certification.
5. Equip your project with the right tools. LEED-developed Reference Guides to assist project teams in understanding each credit and prerequisite. Additionally, WGL Energy’s Energy Management Platform (EMP) delivers insights and metrics to help manage your energy budget, benchmark against industry standards, and compare energy consumption.
6. Determine LEED registration and certification fees for your project. The registration fee is a flat fee paid up front at time of registration. The certification fee is based on your project's rating system and size; it is calculated and paid when documentation is submitted for review in LEED Online (either in LEED Online or through Arc).
7. Register your project at LEED Online by completing key forms and submitting payment.
8. Apply for LEED certification by submitting your completed certification application through LEED Online and paying a certification review fee.
9. Your LEED application is reviewed by GBCI.
10. Receive the certification decision. If you’ve earned LEED certification: Congratulations!
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