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LEED Credit Rating Systems

In addition to the LEED AP Specialties you can study for, LEED offers a wide variety of rating systems to certify your building project under. Armed with your LEED AP designation, you can help certify a project in one of the following areas:

 

The LEED for New Construction Rating System was created to guide and distinguish high-performance commercial and institutional projects, such as office buildings, high-density residential buildings, government buildings, recreational facilities, manufacturing plants and laboratories. This rating system is based on the Building Design & Construction AP Specialty. For exam preparation products to help study for this exam, click here.

 

The LEED for Core & Shell rating system is designed for architects, contractors, developers and new building owners who want to implement sustainable design for new core and shell construction. Core and shell covers basic building elements such as structure, envelope and the HVAC system. LEED for Core & Shell is designed to complement the LEED for Commercial Interiors rating system, as both rating systems establish sustainable building criteria for developers, owners and tenants. This rating system is based on the Building Design & Construction AP Specialty. For exam preparation products to help study for this exam, click here.

 

The LEED for Schools Rating System addresses the specific nature of the design and construction of K-12 schools. Based on the LEED for New Construction rating system, it deals with issues such as classroom acoustics, master planning, mold prevention and assessment of an environmental site. LEED for Schools provides a unique, comprehensive tool for schools that want to build green, with quantifiable results, and is acknowledged as the third-party standard for sustainable schools that are healthy for students, comfortable for teachers, and cost-effective. This rating system is based on the Building Design & Construction AP Specialty. For exam preparation products to help study for this exam, click here.

 

The LEED for Commercial Interiors rating system is the standard for the tenant improvement market. Its purpose is to certify high-performance green interiors that are healthy, productive places to work; are less expensive to operate and maintain; and have a reduced environmental footprint. LEED for Commercial Interiors gives the ability to make green choices to tenants and interior designers, who often do not have control over building operations as a whole. This rating system is based on the Interior Design & Construction AP Specialty. For exam preparation products to help study for this exam, click here.

 

The LEED for Existing Buildings Rating System assists building owners and operators in measuring operations, improvements and maintenance on an ongoing scale, with the purpose of maximizing operational efficiency while minimizing environmental impacts. LEED for Existing Buildings addresses building-wide cleaning and maintenance issues (including chemical use), recycling programs, exterior maintenance programs, and system upgrades. It can be used for both existing buildings looking for LEED certification for the first time and for projects already certified under LEED for New Construction, Schools, or Core & Shell. This rating system is based on the Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance AP Specialty. For exam preparation products to help study for this exam, click here.

 

The LEED for Homes rating system encourages the design and construction of high-performance sustainable homes. Such homes use less energy, water and other natural resources, produce less waste, and are more robust and relaxing for their occupants. This rating system is based on the New Homes AP Specialty. For exam preparation products to help study for this exam, click here.