LEED for Cities & Communities
LEED for Cities and Communities helps projects credibly track progress toward overall sustainability objectives and allows for comparison with others around the world. The platform serves cities and communities of all shapes and sizes and at all phases of their evolution. Participants can be public or privately managed, new or rapidly developing places, mature or fully built-out places, neighborhoods or districts, counties or even states or countries.
Cities eligible under this rating are cities with governing body and include cities, towns, counties, or other local jurisdictions.
Communities eligible under this rating are non-city places i.e regions, districts, business improvement districts, economic development zones, neighborhoods, campuses, & military installations.
Categories in LEED for cities & Communities Rating:
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.