LEED at a Glance

  • All LEED certifications consist of mandatory prerequisites that must be satisfied to earn certification. Beyond mandatory prerequisites, points are awarded on the LEED scorecard based on all aspects of a project's overall sustainability.
  • There are multiple LEED certification levels based on the number of points awarded, which enables project teams to tailor the certification to meet the project's specific goals.
  • There are multiple LEED rating systems to use based on the type of project.

LEED Certification

Projects select a rating system based on the type of building and earn points for achieving credits across various sustainability categories. These categories generally include energy and atmosphere, indoor environmental quality, location and transportation, materials and resources, water efficiency, and sustainable site management.

With four certification levels, project teams can set attainable goals and achieve the best certification level for the project and the budget.


LEED Certified 40-49 points


LEED Silver 50-59 points


LEED Gold 60-79 points


LEED Platinum 80+ points

Steps to Achieving LEED

  • Conduct kick-off meeting with project team to establish goals
  • Perform a plan review to assess where the project stands on LEED scorecard
  • Consult with NGBS checklist to ensure the building is designed to meet project goals
  • Inspect and verify LEED requirements throughout the construction process
  • Submit documentation for approval/certification

Benefits of LEED Certification


Reduce energy usage and
utility bills


Improve indoor comfort and health for occupants


Minimize environmental impact and carbon footprint


Obtain zoning and redevelopment approvals


Earn government and utility company incentives


Qualify for preferential loan financing for multifamily buildings

How ReVireo Can Help

ReVireo can manage your project's LEED certification from beginning to end and provide a suite of integrated design consulting, energy modeling, and commissioning services to streamline the LEED certification process.


ReVireo's Team of Experts

  • LEED Accredited Professionals (AP)
  • LEED for Homes Green Raters
  • Building Energy Modeling Professionals (BEMP)
  • Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Raters
  • Certified Building Commissioning Professionals (CBCP)
  • Licensed Professional Engineers (PE)

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