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 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: Renewable energy - EAc1
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,609 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Sat, Jul 23, 2016
    RE: waste generated from new construction
    in Mid-Rise v4: Construction waste management
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 23, 2016
    RE: LEED v4 Interior Lighting Quality Option 2, Strategy A
    in NC-v4: Interior lighting
    26 Kera Lagios
    Associate Principal
    Integral Group
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: USGBC Approved Environmental Product Declaration Framework
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    53 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    United States
    sunset date for projects registered under LEEDv3
    in Time to finish that LEED-NC v2.1 project, or upgrade - sunset date is coming
    1 Gail Napell
    AIA
    Gensler
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    United States
    RE: Outdoor Air monitoring devices
    in NC-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    299 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Principal
    Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: Design Engineer for EAp1 and CxA for EAc3
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    331 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: Construction Waste management
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    438 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    SSc2
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    285 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    United States
    RE: Unisex Toilet
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    750 Sheryl Swartzle
    Sustainability Specialist
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: Individual Control for Transients- Healthcare Project
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    228 Susan Walter
    Specifications Director
    Populous
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: Default occupancy counts (ASHRAE 62.1 vs. Reference Guide)
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    166 Michael Brown
    Sustainability Discipline Director
    The Beck Group
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: Documentation Requirements-Access to Quality Transit
    in CI-v4: Access to quality transit
    2 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    APPA Audit
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    75 Ana Carolina Montecinos Ongini
    Ingeniera
    IRSA S.A
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    Argentina
    n/a
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    12 robert lohr
    Sr. Director of Construction
    DSW, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Option 1 Interior Building Lighting
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    636 Moe Fakih, LEED AP (O+M), BPI, CGBP
    Director of Sustainability
    VCA Green
    Tue, Jun 28, 2016
    United States
    RE: Inherently Non-Emitting vs. Zero VOCs
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    197 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
    Soil restoration and testing
    in NC-v4: Site development - protect or restore habitat
    14 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
    United States
    RE: R-438A
    in NC 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    57 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
    RE: Distance from windows to area
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    141 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
    RE: Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    315 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    125 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    124 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    292 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    182 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    282 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    188 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    271 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    354 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    114 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    116 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    RE: Project Building Context - Residence Hall New Jersey
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    237 Anna Lapomme
    Sustainability Consulting
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    United States
    RE: CxA for Enhanced
    in CI-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    4 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    RE: Option 2 IAQ Testing - Schedule
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    72 Akos Brandecker
    Sustainability Manager
    ISG
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    RE: On site + Off-site restoration
    in ND Plan-v4: Restoration of habitat or wetlands and water bodies
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, Jun 23, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Brunei - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Burma - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Cambodia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    India - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Indonesia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Laos - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Malaysia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Maldives - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Nepal - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Pakistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Chile - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Colombia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ecuador - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Guyana - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Paraguay - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Peru - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Turkey - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    United Arab Emirates - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Yemen - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Northern Europe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Construction Waste management
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    438 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    56 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management planning
    1 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    27 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Curtain Wall Should Be Exterior Wall or Glazing?
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    108 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    79 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Research Survey for my thesis
    in NC-v4: Storage and collection of recyclables
    9 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    56 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    RE: Unisex Toilet
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    750 Sheryl Swartzle
    Sustainability Specialist
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Sat, Jun 18, 2016
    Speech Privacy on HC
    in Healthcare-v2009: Acoustic environment
    19 Saymon Grauppe
    SCALA dB
    Fri, Jun 17, 2016
    Brazil
    RE: Discounted Parking Rate - How to implement?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    462 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Fri, Jun 17, 2016
    Documentation
    in Healthcare-v4: PBT source reduction - mercury
    1 David Dixon
    President
    Genesis Design Inc
    Fri, Jun 17, 2016
    United States
    RE: Thermal Comfort - Adaptive Method
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    254 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, Inc.
    Fri, Jun 17, 2016
    Upgrade from v2.2 to v3
    in Upgrade to LEED 2009? How to Choose for Your Project
    22 Febin Mohamed
    Graduate Engineer
    Thu, Jun 16, 2016
    Qatar
    RE: KS and KD Values in Table 1 - Cannot find
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    453 William Weaver
    LEED Fellow
    JLL
    Thu, Jun 16, 2016
    LEED Rating System for tenant in existing building
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    793 Jennifer Isaac
    Electrical Engineer
    Commissioning Agents Inc.
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    United States
    Medicinal plants
    in NC-2009: Local food production
    33 Kristi Ennis
    Boulder Associates Architects
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    College Campuses
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    121 Allen Schaffer
    Director of Sustainable Design
    Moody Nolan
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    United States
    Commercial Refrigeration Systems
    in EBOM-v4: Enhanced refrigerant management
    2 Meier Corporate Account
    Meijer
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    United States
    commissioning tests
    in Healthcare-v2009: Fundamental commissioning of building energy systems
    1 SAUL HERNANDEZ
    SUPERVISOR LEED
    EXPERIENCIA INMOBILIARIA TOTAL
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    Mexico
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    How to get the benefit of automatic shading control device
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,285 Yusuf Turab
    Managing Director
    Y T Enterprises
    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
    2016-06-27 03:24 India
    ECp2 and c1 - Location of this Addendum?
    in Highlights from the LEED-EBOM addenda
    2 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
    Owner, LEED AP
    Green Expectations Sustainability Solutions
    Sun, Jun 26, 2016
    2016-06-26 18:05 United States
    Classification of PVC adhesive and Primer
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    502 Randy Weatherly
    Architect/Landscape Architect
    Ambler Architects
    Sun, Jun 26, 2016
    2016-06-26 16:48 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    315 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 18:41 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,043 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 18:37 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    124 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 18:30 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    125 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 18:28 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    750 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 18:16 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    750 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 18:09 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    636 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 18:03 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    322 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 17:58 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    292 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 17:50 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    182 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 17:43 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    282 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 17:35 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    188 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 17:31 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    271 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 17:25 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    354 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 17:21 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    462 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 17:18 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    313 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 17:14 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    276 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 17:09 United States

    Copyright 2016 – BuildingGreen, Inc.