What's this about?

LEED is an energy and sustainability certification standard for buildings. It is a voluntary system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) with the aim of focusing on the performance characteristics of the building. The certification tool provides an accurate analysis of the building starting from the very first phase of construction, up to the management phase, evaluating parameters closely related to the sustainability of buildings.
The evaluation system is based on scores according to the obtaining of established credits. In this case the evaluation is characterized by 4 macro-categories which are as follows:Il sistema di valutazione è a punteggi sulla base dell’ottenimento di crediti stabiliti. In questo caso la valutazione è caratterizzata da 4 macro-categorie che sono le seguenti:

Leed Platinum
(Score from 80 to 110)

Leed Gold
(Score from 60 to 79)

Leed Silver
(Score form 50 to 59)

(Score from 40 to 49)

The evaluation process

The evaluation process takes into account the distinction between new buildings and renovations. In addition, key parameters behind the certification are:

  • Choice of site and transport
  • Water management
  • Energy
  • Materials and resources
  • Indoor environment quality
  • Innovation

Professionals involved

The certification process is followed by ad hoc, accredited and mandatory figures in order to obtain certification. The technician accredited by USGBC is the LEED AP which, at the end of the analysis carried out, identifies the compliance of the LEED credits and confirms the achievement of the rating.