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LEED for Building Design and Construction (LEED BD+C)

What is LEED for Building Design and Construction (LEED BD+C)?

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognised green building certification scheme that encourages sustainable design, construction, and operation of buildings. It is designed to guide and distinguish high-performance commercial and institutional projects and concentrates on improving performance across six key areas:

  1. Location and Transportation 

  2. Sustainable Sites 

  3. Water Efficiency 

  4. Energy and Atmosphere 

  5. Materials and Resources 

  6. Indoor Environmental Quality

LEED for Building Design and Construction (LEED BD+C) is the certification framework used specifically for new buildings.  Like BREEAM New Construction certifications, LEED BD+C enables developers and design teams to integrate the highest standard of environmental sustainability in their specifications during design and construction stages. 

Why obtain a LEED BD+C certification?

Achieving a LEED BD+C certification is a way to demonstrate that your new development has met high standards of sustainability throughout the design and construction phases, as well as planning for operational efficiency. LEED BD+C is widely applicable across the globe which means high recognition comes with obtaining a certification.  

The benefits are: 

  • Maximisation of operational efficiencies; 
  • Enhancement of asset value and marketability; 
  • Reduction of waste, conservation of energy and water during construction and operation; 
  • Third party validation of sustainable accomplishments; 
  • Higher rental income and value of properties. 

How can Longevity Partners help you with your certification?

Longevity can support you in every step during LEED O+M certification process we can:

  1. Produce a pre-assessment to determine all requirements to meet your desired certification rating.  

  2. Manage the LEED BD+C certification process. 

  3. Utilise our experience of global certification projects to advise on all matters related to sustainability and energy 

  4. Access our network of professionals that can help meet the requirements of the various credits.  

  5. Perform specific studies such as Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) and Energy Audits applicable to LEED certification.  

When to engage with us?

It’s best to get in contact as soon as you know you have a new development in the pipeline! We can advise you on what certification scheme will best fit your needs, carry out a pre-assessment and start to frame the key design decisions that need to be incorporated even at the earliest concept design stages. 

Applicable Asset Types: All 

Certification Type: Design/Construction Certification 

Recognised by GRESB: Yes–Design and/or construction green building certification  


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