NEW: Obtaining LEED Certification for
Building Design and Construction
for New Construction addresses design
and construction activities for both new
buildings and major renovations of
existing buildings. A major renovation
significant envelope modifications, and
major interior rehabilitation. Choose
LEED for new construction for a major
renovation of an existing building,
involving significant design and
LEED 2009 for New Construction, core and
Schools grants four different
certificates for buildings:
Certified: 40 to 49 Points
Silver: 50 to 59 Points
Gold: 60 to 79 Points
Platinum: 80 points and above
There are 100 base points: 6 possible
innovations in design and 4 regional priority
We use LEED
Online to process LEED certificates.
LEED Online is the primary resource for
managing the LEED documentation
process. Through LEED Online, we manage
project details, complete documentation
requirements for LEED credits and
prerequisites, upload supporting files,
submit applications for review, receive
reviewer feedback, and ultimately earn
LEED certification. LEED Online
provides a common space where members of
our project team can work together to
document compliance with the LEED rating
The result of our engineering services
is a state of the art building design
that meets your construction and
Some samples of applied LEED V2.2 credits are as
1- WATER EFFICIENCY (WE):
WE Credit 1.1: Water efficient landscaping –
reduce landscaping water usage by 50%.
WE Credit 1.2: Water efficient landscaping – no
potable water use (harvesting rain water, or
recycling grey water).
WE Credit 2: Innovative waste water technology
(recycling industrial waste to use for water
closet flushing or pressure washer use).
2- ENERGY & ATMOSPHERE (EA):
EAp 1: Fundamental commissioning of the building
EAp 2: Minimum energy performance.
EAp 3: Fundamental of refrigerant management.
3- INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (EQ):
Credit 1: Outdoor air delivery
EQ Credit 2: Increased ventilation.
EQ Credit 3.1: Construction IAQ management
plan, during construction.
EQ Credit 3.2: Construction IAQ management
plan, before occupancy.