What is LEED Certification?

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is one of the green building rating systems developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED Certification is the most widely used in the world among international rating systems, reveals the criteria for sustainable design, construction, and operation at the building and city scale. It is a system that meaning healthier, environmentally friendly, and economically efficient buildings compared to traditional buildings.

What are the LEED Certification Levels?

LEED is rated at 4 levels. These are:

  • LEED Certified 40-49 pts
  • LEED Silver 50-59 pts
  • LEED Gold 60-79 pts
  • LEED Platinum 80+ pts

How to get LEED Certification?

LEED Pre-Evaluation
In the 1-day workshop for the initiation of LEED studies, the requirements of the projects and the field are examined together with the LEED AP, Green Building consultants, project team, employer, contractor, and other project stakeholders, based on LEED credits. This work: While ensuring that all project stakeholders learn about LEED, the responsibilities of everyone involved and the LEED Certificate level to be applied are determined. With the conclusion of the preliminary evaluation studies, the project is registered with the USGBC.

To meet the requirements in line with the target determined in the preliminary evaluation, ERKE works with the project team to develop projects (architectural, electrical, mechanical, infrastructure, landscaping) without adversely affecting the process in order to obtain more credits and save energy when necessary. Next is the documentation of design credits for review and approval.

During the construction phase of the project, the task of the LEED consultant is to complete their work on the completion of construction LEED credits, which can also be submitted to the USGBC for review and approval. In addition, the ERKE team provides the necessary resources by answering the questions of the construction management firm of the contractors regarding the LEED certificate.

As ERKE, we have completed the LEED Certification process for over 150 projects since 2007. Currently, we have numerous ongoing LEED Certification projects in various countries, including Turkey, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Malta, Italy, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt