USGBC: LEED for Existing Buildings


LEED for Existing Buildings

The LEED for Existing Buildings Rating System helps building owners and operators measure operations, improvements and maintenance on a consistent scale, with the goal of maximizing operational efficiency while minimizing environmental impacts.  LEED for Existing Buildings addresses whole-building cleaning and maintenance issues (including chemical use), recycling programs, exterior maintenance programs, and systems upgrades. It can be applied both to existing buildings seeking LEED certification for the first time and to projects previously certified under LEED for New Construction, Schools, or Core & Shell.

GBCI offers free registration for all previously certified LEED for New Construction, LEED for Schools, and LEED for Core & Shell projects.  Contact GBCI’s project certification staff to take advantage of this offer and get started on the LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M certification process.

Minimum Program Requirements Update: The LEED Steering Committee has approved a change to the Minimum Program Requirements (MPRs) for LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance, versions 2 and 3, lowering the occupancy rate required for certification from 75% to 50%. Learn more »

LEED v3

LEED v3 launched on April 27, 2009, including an upgrade of LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance under the suite of LEED 2009 rating systems. LEED 2009 for Existing Buildings: O&M is served by the Green Building Operations & Maintenance Reference Guide.

LEED 2009 for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance Rating System » (PDF)
The Rating System lists the intent, requirements, and technologies/strategies for each credit and includes the Credit Checklist.

LEED 2009 for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Checklist » (XLS)
The Checklist helps project teams track their credits against requirements for certification.

Addenda to the LEED Reference Guide for Green Building Operations and Maintenance, 2009 Edition »(PDF)
It is strongly recommended that project teams adhere to the Reference Guide addenda based on registration date.

LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance

The LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance LEED-Online Submittal templates are now available.  If you choose to register for LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M today, you will have access to LEED-Online and the Registered Project Tools page for LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M.  All LEED for Existing Buildings v2.0 registered projects that wish to upgrade to LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M will need to save any uploaded template data before requesting the switch.

LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Rating System (PDF)
The Rating System lists the intent, requirements, and technologies/strategies for each credit and includes the Credit Checklist.

LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Checklist (PDF)
The Checklist helps project teams track their credits against requirements for certification.

Introduction to the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Reference Guide (PDF)
The introduction helps project teams get acquainted with the LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M Rating System, certification process & strategy, minimum program requirements, and more.

Changes to the LEED for Existing Buildings Rating System:

Version 2.0

Version 2.0 Rating System (PDF)
The Rating System lists the intent, requirements, submittals and technologies/strategies for each credit and includes the Credit Checklist.

Version 2.0 Credit Checklist (XLS)
The Checklist helps project teams track their credits against requirements for certification.

Combined LEED-EB Errata Sheet (PDF)
Project teams are subject to errata requirements based on registration date.

Download the introduction chapter of the LEED for Existing Buildings Reference Guide

Recertification

All LEED for Existing Buildings recertification projects are required to register under the LEED for Existing Buildings Rating System version that is live in LEED Online at the time of the recertification registration. Please note that recertification project teams may opt to use a newer version of LEED for Existing Buildings if one is available at the time of the recertification application. Projects must recertify all prerequisites but may drop previously earned credits or add new credits as desired.

Prior to registering a project for recertification, obtain a promotion code to waive the registration fee by contacting GBCI’s project certification staff. Once you’ve received the promotion code, register the recertification project as a separate project from the original Existing Building project, but use the original project title and include the word “Recertification” in the project name.

Before submitting a project for recertification review, obtain a promotion code for a reduced recertification fee by contacting GBCI’s project certification staff.

The recertification fees are found on GBCI’s LEED Project Registration and Certification Fees Page.

For more information on how to begin recertification, contact GBCI’s project certification staff.

via USGBC: LEED for Existing Buildings.

2 thoughts on “USGBC: LEED for Existing Buildings

  1. While no “green standard” is perfect, LEED has quickly helped the industry better measure and encourage sustainable building and operations. This being said, the most often heard complaint against LEED is that the buildings may be designed to perform efficiently, however they actual performance often falls short of design intent. Unless LEED produces a real and clear RECERTIFICATION process that encourages people to operate and use a building, every day, every year in a LEED-friendly manner, people will be motivated to just get LEED and not worry about continuous operations. What is needed is a simple, non paper intensive way to recertify. USGBC needs to make this a top priority. Visit http://www.codegreensolutions.com for more information on LEED and efficient buildings.

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