What are the requirements of LEED and how much does it cost?
There are five different certification types through which a building can be categorised and assessed, those being building design and construction, interior design and construction, building operations and maintenance, neighbourhood development, and Homes. Each of these categories defines a certain type of sustainability compliance having various sustainability goals. To be assessed by LEED the project must firstly comply with the requirements of the type that it is categorised in, be in a fixed location so as to accurately assess its surrounding climate’s effect on the thermal comfort of the structure, it must also use reasonable boundaries as outline by LEED, as well as complying with the project size requirements. The cost for a LEED rating depends on the size and complexity of the project as well as the fees for certification, for more information on the base costs of LEED certification as outlined by LEED, please visit their website. If you would like to discuss your options, please feel free to call us.