LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
Please post your questions and answers below on LEED rating system selection. Most questions can be resolved by referring to USGBC's rating system selection guidance.
Note that USGBC has updated its rating system selection guidance with LEED v4. Many posts on this forum refer to LEED 2009, which projects can no longer register for. While there have not been any earth-shattering changes to rating system selection with LEED v4, projects should be sure to refer to up to date guidance and examples.
One common area of confusion is residential projects. Selection for these projects has simplified with LEED v4. See the guidance link above for details, but in short: single-family and low-rise multifamily projects should use LEED for Homes, and 4+ story multifamily projects may use Multifamily Midrise or NC. USGBC does offer some wiggle room for 4–5 story projects to use LEED for Homes if that is a better fit for some reason.