The process begins when the owner selects the rating system and registers the project (see Rating System Selection). The project is then designed to meet the requirements for all prerequisites and for the credits the team has chosen to pursue. After documentation has been submitted for certification, a project goes through preliminary and final reviews. The preliminary review provides technical advice on credits that require additional work for achievement, and the final review contains the project’s final score and certification level.
Procedure for LEED Certification
Registration with certification body
The building is registered with USGBC green building certification portal
Data collection during the performance period
The building data is collected during the performance period related to energy, water, IEQ, Material, and waste management
Review of documentation
The certification body closely review all the documentation and the credits are awarded as per their norms.
Once all the review replies are satisfied by the USGBC review team, the building is awarded appropriate certification based on the credits approved.