Your LEED certification toolkit and expert forum

LEEDuser helps you successfully complete your LEED project certification with tips, checklists, sample documentation, forums, and more.

Looking for help on a specific LEED credit? Browse for it here, or review all of the credits and prerequisites in these LEED rating systems:

  • LEED-NC: New Construction v2.2,
  • LEED-NC: New Construction v2009,
  • LEED-CS: Core and Shell v2009,
  • LEED-CI: Commercial Interiors v2009,
  • LEED-Schools v2009,
  • LEED-EBOM: Existing Buildings Operation and Maintenance v2009.
  • See all LEED version 4 (LEED v4) rating systems.
  • See all versions of all LEED rating systems.
  • Discussion Forum

    There are discussions happening on pages across this site, right in the thick of our content. If you don't find your topic, you can start your own discussion.

    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Printers
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    403 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    RE: Open Space Accessibility
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    175 Pamela Mendez
    WSP
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    Shower Flow Control Valve or Flow Regulator Washer
    in Schools 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    41 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    United States
    Commenced construction
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    274 André Harms
    Ecolution Consulting
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    Successful CIR: Audio Tours as Green Education (Canada)
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    598 Jackie Kanyuk
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    Existing areas with lighting to remain as is
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,261 CATALINA CABALLERO
    SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    RE: Amount of offset in multi tenanted building
    in EBOM 2009 EAc4: On-Site and Off-Site Renewable Energy
    110 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    RE: ESC plan for major renovation of data center
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    8 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    RE: electric transformer
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    62 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    LEED O+M V4 project re-certification
    in LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Is Here
    13 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    LEED CS 2009 Update from october 2010
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    749 Valentin Grimaud
    Thermal Engineer
    TERAO Green Building Engineering
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    RE: Commingled waste as one or multiple material streams?
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    15 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    RE: Surrounding Density - Previously Developed Site
    in NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    18 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Mon, Feb 8, 2016
    CHP Plant Electricity Generation Credit and Efficiency Calcs
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,245 MKK LEED
    Mon, Feb 8, 2016
    United States
    RE: Minimum Benefit to Achieve ID Credits
    in LEED Canada Forum
    53 Aaron Smith
    Mechanical Engineer
    M & R Engineering
    Mon, Feb 8, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Square Footage of Parking Areas
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    213 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Mon, Feb 1, 2016
    RE: VOC limts and basement parking
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    520 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Mon, Feb 1, 2016
    Functional entryway of project
    in CS v4: Access to quality transit
    2 Alanna Torres
    EBI Consulting
    Mon, Feb 1, 2016
    United States
    RE: Pursuing LEED NC streamline path
    in EBOM 2009 EAc5: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    43 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Sun, Jan 31, 2016
    RE: Functional, usable spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    306 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Specialist
    Integral Group
    Fri, Jan 29, 2016
    RE: Project Mexico
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    70 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, Jan 29, 2016
    RE: College/University Campuses
    in NC-v4: Storage and collection of recyclables
    6 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Fri, Jan 29, 2016
    RE: Calculation method
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    83 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jan 29, 2016
    RE: Sea water exchanger heat pump, considere as renewable energy ?
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    235 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jan 29, 2016
    France
    RE: Green Wall
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    419 Andrey Kuznetsov
    Green Building and Sustainability Consultant (LEED AP BD+C)
    Signy Group
    Fri, Jan 29, 2016
    EA Cr 1.5
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Optimize energy performance - building envelope
    6 balasubramaniam kg
    Fri, Jan 29, 2016
    India
    RE: Building Footprint
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    261 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Thu, Jan 28, 2016
    RE: Multi-Family Residential Options
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    303 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Thu, Jan 28, 2016
    RE: Ductless air system
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,001 Judhajit Chakraborty
    Building Performance Specialist
    WSP Built Ecology
    Thu, Jan 28, 2016
    RE: Labor and Delivery Rooms
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction
    24 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Thu, Jan 28, 2016
    Paints or sealants applied before building is sealed
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    101 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Thu, Jan 28, 2016
    Ireland
    RE: Top level parking_Option 1
    in NC-v4: Heat island reduction
    14 Rasita Masalskyte
    Ms
    Vesta Consulting
    Thu, Jan 28, 2016
    Lithuania
    RE: MRp1 Can a designated dumpster serve as my area of recycling?
    in NC 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    73 Judhajit Chakraborty
    Building Performance Specialist
    WSP Built Ecology
    Wed, Jan 27, 2016
    RE: College/University Campuses
    in NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    16 Ashwini Arun
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Wed, Jan 27, 2016
    ISO 16346:2013
    in NC-2009: Alternative Energy Performance Metric ACP
    1 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Wed, Jan 27, 2016
    Spain
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    EBie Awards 2015 Finalists Announced by Urban Green - by Tristan Roberts
    Tue, May 19, 2015
    RE: International Projects
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    138 Andrew Carman
    Sustainability Consultant
    Sebesta
    Thu, May 14, 2015
    RE: Uploads and deleting uploads - is the webinar posted somewhere?
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    25 Jesse Robbins
    Architect
    Freeman French Freeman, Inc.
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    MR - Ongoing Purchasing and Waste Policy - Food waste (compost)
    in LEED for Existing Multifamily Unveiled for Comment
    1 Julien Lafond
    Altanova, LLC
    Thu, Aug 27, 2015
    RE: Feedback on the LEED 2009 ACPs for Projects Outside the U.S.
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    169 Eric Johnson
    Principal Sustainability Project and Cost Manager
    Green Future Now
    Fri, Apr 10, 2015
    RE: OPR for LEED ND
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    186 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    RE: Energy And Water Data Release Form
    in MPR 6 - Energy Star Portfolio Manager
    48 Karen Joslin
    principal
    Joslin Consulting
    Thu, Mar 19, 2015
    RE: LEED v4 CIR
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    58 Neshat Sakeena
    Sustainability Consultant
    Ramboll
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: LEED 2.2 Registered Projects
    in LEED 2.2 Registered Projects (with the eventual adoption of LEED v4)
    4 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    How to Build Your Team on LEEDuser - by Tristan Roberts
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    Stability and predictablility is needed...
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    19 Robert Andrews
    Partner - Sustainability Department Manager
    AHA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 19, 2015
    RE: selecting the correct rating system in v.2009
    in What LEED rating system to use?
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    Special Reports and Webcasts for LEEDuser Members - by Tristan Roberts
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
    Store
    in Most Downloaded LEEDuser Documentation Templates, Calculators, and Samples
    1 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    The 10 Most Popular LEEDuser Forums - by Tristan Roberts
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    RE: Shopping mall and Community Connectivity
    in USGBC's New LEED Interpretations Similar to Old Precedent-Setting CIRs
    29 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    RE: Peak and Daily Average Transient
    in Determing Transients (Students/Visitors)
    11 Susan Walter
    Specifications Director
    Populous
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    RE: Great concept, poor execution
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    36 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow, BREEAM Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Nov 4, 2014
    RE: LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in Latin America and the Caribbean
    17 Marge Barradas Machin
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    RE: Green Associate vs. AP exam materials
    in LEED AP EB O+M Exam
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Airflow testing service
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    348 Saul Pichardo, AIA
    Principal/Director
    AOB
    Tue, Jan 26, 2016
    United States
    College/University Campuses
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    9 Anne Harney
    Senior Associate
    Ayers Saint Gross Architects + Planners
    Tue, Jan 26, 2016
    United States
    College/University Campuses
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    9 Anne Harney
    Senior Associate
    Ayers Saint Gross Architects + Planners
    Tue, Jan 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: Square Footage of Parking Areas
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    213 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Jan 26, 2016
    RE: Building Footprint
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    261 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Tue, Jan 26, 2016
    RE: Labor and Delivery Rooms
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction
    24 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Mon, Jan 25, 2016
    Applying IPpc90 beyond BD+C projects
    in NC-2009: Social equity within the project team
    1 Alicia Daniels Uhlig
    Principal, Director of Sustainability
    GGLO
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    United States
    Eligible Intersections: Highway
    in ND-v2009: Street network
    1 Aly Andrews
    Farr Associates
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    United States
    Linen Area
    in Healthcare-v2009: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    10 Gabriela Crespo
    CxA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    Mexico
    MERV13 filter replacement to pre-filters / filters
    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    102 Jane Long
    Ms
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    Minimum Energy Performance
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    20 Aqrab Ali Rana
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    Pakistan
    PC 75 Clean Construction
    in NC-2009: Clean construction
    2 Patricia Lloyd
    Sustainability Manager
    Leopardo Companies, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    United States
    Inconsistency between BD+C and O+M
    in CS v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    3 Adam Stoker
    Consultant, Sustainability
    University of Calgary
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    Canada
    Private Green Roof
    in CS 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    47 Luis Miguel Diazgranados
    Green Factory
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    Colombia
    Maximum frontage without windows on primary facade
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    108 Margaret Montgomery
    Principal
    NBBJ
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    United States
    Looks like I’m first to post here so here goes!
    in EBOM-2009: Learning Controls for Thermal Comfort
    1 Dirk Kestner
    Principal
    Walter P Moore
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    United States
    Private Green Roof
    in CS 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    47 Luis Miguel Diazgranados
    Green Factory
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    Colombia
    baseboard
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    367 Anastasia Makarenko
    EcoStandard
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    our discussion forums
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    217 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    Maximum frontage without windows on primary facade
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    108 Margaret Montgomery
    Principal
    NBBJ
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Process verses intent
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    766 Martha Norbeck
    President
    C-Wise Design and Consulting LLC
    Thu, Jan 28, 2016
    2016-01-28 11:36 United States
    Concessions Spaces
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    766 Deborah Ebersole
    Principal
    Studio D Consulting + Design
    Thu, Jan 28, 2016
    2016-01-28 11:25 United States
    College/University Campuses
    in NC-v4: Storage and collection of recyclables
    6 Anne Harney
    Senior Associate
    Ayers Saint Gross Architects + Planners
    Thu, Jan 28, 2016
    2016-01-28 10:35 United States
    Energy Rates for CHP used Project
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,261 SAMY Chamy
    Enginneer
    T&T Green
    Thu, Jan 28, 2016
    2016-01-28 10:12 Afghanistan
    Paints or sealants applied before building is sealed
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    101 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Thu, Jan 28, 2016
    2016-01-28 10:10 Ireland
    Deck over parking; do I have this right?
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    280 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Wed, Jan 27, 2016
    2016-01-27 17:38 United States
    Surrounding Density - Previously Developed Site
    in NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    18 Dana Waters
    Air Pollution Specialist
    California Air Resources Board
    Wed, Jan 27, 2016
    2016-01-27 16:14 United States
    Building Footprint
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    261 Alejandro Macias
    Wed, Jan 27, 2016
    2016-01-27 14:03 Mexico
    ISO 16346:2013
    in NC-2009: Alternative Energy Performance Metric ACP
    1 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Wed, Jan 27, 2016
    2016-01-27 12:33 Spain
    FTE of unoccupied gutted adjacent tenant
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Alternative transportation
    9 Andrew Bennett
    intern architect
    WSA
    Wed, Jan 27, 2016
    2016-01-27 11:21 United States
    FTE for campus or for building
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    713 Karen Elliott
    Ecoteric Ltd
    Wed, Jan 27, 2016
    2016-01-27 10:49 United Kingdom
    FTE for campus or for building
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    713 Karen Elliott
    Ecoteric Ltd
    Wed, Jan 27, 2016
    2016-01-27 10:35 United Kingdom
    FTE for campus or for building
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    713 Karen Elliott
    Ecoteric Ltd
    Wed, Jan 27, 2016
    2016-01-27 10:22 United Kingdom
    LEED v 4 deadline
    in Performance Period
    55 Tobias Berge
    Department manager
    Sweco
    Wed, Jan 27, 2016
    2016-01-27 02:45 Sweden
    LEED v 4 deadline
    in Performance Period
    55 Tobias Berge
    Department manager
    Sweco
    Wed, Jan 27, 2016
    2016-01-27 02:34 Sweden
    Airflow testing service
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    348 Saul Pichardo, AIA
    Principal/Director
    AOB
    Tue, Jan 26, 2016
    2016-01-26 17:30 United States
    College/University Campuses
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    9 Anne Harney
    Senior Associate
    Ayers Saint Gross Architects + Planners
    Tue, Jan 26, 2016
    2016-01-26 15:27 United States
    College/University Campuses
    in NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    16 Anne Harney
    Senior Associate
    Ayers Saint Gross Architects + Planners
    Tue, Jan 26, 2016
    2016-01-26 15:24 United States
    College/University Campuses
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    9 Anne Harney
    Senior Associate
    Ayers Saint Gross Architects + Planners
    Tue, Jan 26, 2016
    2016-01-26 15:22 United States
    Existing Building Envelope does NOT Meet ASHRAE 90.1-2007
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    521 James Keohane, PE LEED BD+C CxA CPMP
    Sustainability and Commissioning Consultant
    Sustainable Engineering Concepts, LLC
    Tue, Jan 26, 2016
    2016-01-26 14:59 United States

    Copyright 2016 – BuildingGreen, Inc.