LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognised green building certification system. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in March 2000, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
LEED promotes sustainable building and development practices through a suite of rating systems that recognise projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance. The LEED rating systems are developed through an open, consensus-based process led by LEED committees, diverse groups of volunteers representing a cross-section of the building and construction industry. Key elements of the process include a balanced and transparent committee structure, technical advisory groups that ensure scientific consistency and rigor, opportunities for stakeholder comment and review, member ballot of new rating systems, and fair and open appeals.
LEED is flexible enough to apply to all building types – commercial as well as residential. It works throughout the building lifecycle – design and construction, operations and maintenance, tenant fit out, and significant retrofit. And LEED for Neighborhood Development extends the benefits of LEED beyond the building footprint into the neighborhood it serves.
CIBSE are offering training that will give you the foundation for pursuing the LEED Green Associate exam (LEED 201) and training for those who want a deeper understanding of the O&M rating system.
LEED Green Associate foundation and exam preparation - 3rd June 2013 - Click here for more details
LEED O+M 251: Understanding the Operations +Maintenance rating system - 4th June 2013 - Click here for more details