LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is a rating system for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of green buildings. LEED offers a comprehensive framework that promotes healthy, efficient, and cost-effective building practices for various types of buildings.

What is the certification?

Certification is applicable to a variety of building types

  • New constructions
  • Interiors
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Core and Shell

LEED awards points across six credit categories

  1. Sustainable sites
  2. Water Efficiency
  3. Energy and Atmosphere
  4. Material and Resources
  5. Indoor Environmental Quality
  6. Innovation and Design

What are the benefits of LEED?

  • Save money
  • Consume less energy
  • Use less water
  • Use few resources
  • Improved indoor environment

What are the wider stakeholder benefits of LEED?

  • Reduced operating costs
  • Lower employee absenteeism and turn over
  • Higher resale value
  • Faster lease up rates
  • Reduced risk
  • Help meet investor ESG goals: implement management practices that prioritise building efficiency, decrease operational costs, and increase asset value
  • Premium pricing: Since 2018, LEED-certified assets have held a 21.4% higher average market sales price per square foot over non-LEED buildings*
  • Increased Occupancy rates: LEED-certified assets have increased from 90% to 92%. Non-LEED occupancy has fallen from 90% to 88% over the same period*

*US Green Building Council

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design


Environmental assessment method for buildings.