What does the acronym LEED stand for?
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
LEED is an acronym developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) to measure the sustainability and performance of a building. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a Green Building Rating System.
Does the USGBC offer certification?
USGBC offers a number of resources and tools to support you during the process of LEED certification.
What is USGBC and GBCI?
The Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) was founded in January 2008 with the support of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to provide independent oversight of professional credentialing and project certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system.
How do I check my LEED credentials?
After you log into your USGBC Account, navigate to the left sidebar menu and choose the menu item labeled Credentials. From there, choose Overview. On this page, you will see details about your LEED Accreditation status.
What is the symbol for LEED?
LEED certification with lowercase “c” is used to describe the certification process. LEED-certified with lowercase “c” is used to describe a project that has been certified. LEED Certified with capital “C” and no hyphen is used to describe a project that has been certified to the base level.
What are the four levels of LEED certification?
The four LEED certification level designations are Platinum, Gold, Silver and Certified. Regardless of the certification level achieved, all projects must meet mandated prerequisites and then choose from 110 available credit points to reach the desired certification level.
How much does it cost to become a LEED certified professional?
The fees associated with the LEED Green Associate are a $50 application fee, a $200 exam fee (per exam appointment) for USGBC national members and full-time students or $250 exam fee (per exam appointment) for all others, and an $85 biennial CMP renewal fee.
Is GBCI the same as USGBC?
Formerly known as the Green Building Certification Institute, GBCI is a sister organization to the USGBC. From 1993 to 2008, there was only the USGBC. In 2009, the USGBC made a series of changes to the LEED rating system and LEED credentialing process.