Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®)
is an internationally recognized green building certification system.
Green Building Rating System, was developed by the
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC),
providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
LEED projects are awarded different levels of certification,
Silver, Gold, or Platinum
certification depending on the number of credits they achieve.
IAQ professionals on LEED certification teams can:
Help plan strategies for earning LEED points and then test to verify requirements have been met.
Monitor and document the outdoor air ventilation rates to all occupied spaces.
Conduct baseline IAQ tests for Formaldehyde, Particulates, Ozone, Total Volatile Organic Compounds, 4-Phenylcyclohexene and Carbon Monoxide.
Develop and implement an Indoor Air Quality management program and conduct audits based on the EPA's I-BEAM tool.
Indoor Air Quality Building Education and Assessment Model (I-BEAM)
Introducing LEED v4
U.S. Green Building Council
The built environment's first free, universally accessible database aimed at creating greater transparency into building materials containing substances that are publicly known or suspected to be associated with an adverse finding in relation to human and environmental health.