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What is LEED™?
LEED™, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council and is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED™ certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.
LEED™certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. – Definition from USGBC website
Why LEED™ Includes Commissioning
Commissioning is a prerequisite to achieving LEED Certification. LEED™ addresses a variety of environmental issues, ranging from farmland preservation and storm water runoff in the Sustainable Sites category, to energy efficiency and ozone depletion in the Energy and Atmosphere category. In essence, LEED™ offers a blueprint for creating better buildings, and it allows building owners and facility professionals to decide the extent to which they want to apply it to their particular projects. As those in the commissioning industry are aware, the commissioning process is a highly effective method to improve the performance of building systems and equipment. The U.S. Green Building Council recognized the effectiveness and benefits that commissioning would provide in green buildings, and decided to include commissioning in the LEED™ system.
Why Choose Commissioning WorCx for LEED™ Commissioning?
Commissioning WorCx has been a part of the growing sustainable construction market for over 10 years and understands the larger issues behind the LEED rating system as a whole. We have considerable knowledge of the prerequisites and credits required by the LEED rating system, which makes developing the Owner’s Project Requirements and reviewing designs and submittals easier. We have four LEED Accredited Professionals on staff who have helped commission over 70 LEED Projects and have contributed to over 40 projects earning their LEED Certification.