Supporting Documents

Listed here are all the supporting tools you need to help prepare for LEED certification. Your Provider can walk you through the process and explain how each tool can help.

Rating System (pdf): The rating system outlines the requirements for each credit and prerequisite. Updated with April 30, 2012 Addendum.

Rating System Clarifications (pdf): Frequently Asked Questions about specific credits are answered here. Updated as of February 2013.

Checklist (xls): The checklist is where you record information about the project and the points you are targeting. The checklist is submitted to the CaGBC for review. Updated as of June 2014.

Reference Guide (available for online purchase): This comprehensive document provides strategies to achieve credits, detailed examples, and much more. For each credit and prerequisite, the Reference Guide provides:

  • Overview and points per credit
  • Documentation requirements
  • Summary of reference standards
  • Importance and benefits of compliance
  • Recommended design strategies and technologies
  • Potential design synergies and trade-offs
  • Economics
  • Calculation methods and formulas
  • Resources and definitions
  • Case studies (when available)

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