What is LEED Certification?
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a green building rating system that is created by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED is a voluntaryprogram created for the development of high-performance, sustainable buildings. LEED certified buildings must achieve a number of credits to be recognized as a LEED Certified Green Building.
The program is divided into seven rating systems, depending upon the type of construction.
• NC - New Construction
• EB - Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance
• CS - Core and Shell
• CI - Commercial Interiors
• H - Homes
• ND - Neighborhood Development
• Schools - Schools, Healthcare, Retail
Within each rating system, there are specific requirements for credits. There are six general
LEED credit areas.
• SS - Sustainable sites
• WE - Water efficiency
• EA - Energy and atmosphere
• MR - Materials and resources
• EQ - Indoor environmental quality
• ID - Innovation and design process
Q. What should I do if someone asks for LEED documents for the concrete
work I did on their site?
A. Call your IMI sales representative. We can provide you with the LEED documents you will need for any of the concrete you purchased from IMI. Not sure who to contact? Click here.
Q. What does a silver, gold or platinum LEED project mean?
A. There are currently four levels of LEED certification for a given project. Certified is the lowest level, followed by silver, gold and platinum.
Q. How does a project get LEED certified?
A. The project has to go through a registration process prior to construction. The requirements can be found at the USGBC web site:
Q. What does LEED AP mean?
A. AP stands for accredited professional. This certification is for any building professional and is achieved through classes and a final exam. This program is administered through the
Green Building Certification Institute