CERTIFICATION LEEDZero PROGRAM
The LEED Zero Program certification, developed by USGBC, is a complement to LEED certification. It represents a new level of achievement in sustainable construction that is not only potentially achievable, but is also a specific goal of LEED certified projects worldwide.
The LEED Zero Program highlights the results of exemplary projects in critical areas, market leadership in the built environment to achieve a regenerative future.
What requirements must a building have to be LEED Zero Program-certified?
The LEED Zero Program certification is applicable to LEED certified projects with BD+C or O+M protocols or projects registered for LEED O+M certification. Core&Shell certified projects are eligible for LEED Zero if the building has an average occupancy of 50% or more in the 12 months prior to the performance period.
Types of LEED Zero Program Certification
LEED Zero certification consists of four protocols:
- LEED Zero Carbon: this recognises and rewards buildings or spaces that operate with zero net carbon emissions from energy consumption and occupant transport to carbon emissions avoided or offset over a 12-month period;
- LEED Zero Energy: this recognises and rewards buildings or spaces that achieve a balance of zero energy use of the source over a 12-month period;
- LEED Zero Water: this recognises and rewards buildings that achieve a balance of zero drinking water use for a 12-month period;
- LEED Zero Waste: this recognises and rewards buildings that achieve GBCI’s TRUE Zero Waste certification at a Platinum level.
Validity of the LEED Zero Program Certification
The certification lasts for 3 years.
How is the LEED Zero Program certification obtained?
Greenwich s.r.l. is qualified to offer consultancy services for strategic planning and guidance, as well as design and construction development to achieve LEED Zero objectives.
For more information, contact Greenwich.