Last week, we provided an overview of LEED Certification and described the process of certifying a home as an example. We wanted to provide an example of performance standards in a commercial building as well.
LEED for Commercial Interiors can be used to certify the design and construction of tenant spaces for office, restaurant, healthcare, hotel/resort, and education buildings of all sizes, both public and private.
This system was designed for those who want to create sustainable spaces but don’t have control over the entire building’s operations. Certification requires a minimum of 40 points from a specific checklist. 50 points and above earn an additional LEED Silver accreditation; 60 points and above, Gold; 80 points and above, Platinum.