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LEED for Building Design and Construction (LEED BD+C) provides a framework for building a holistic green building, giving you the chance to nail down every sustainability feature, maximizing the benefits.

LEED works for all project types from hospitals to manufacturing plants, showrooms and office buildings. LEED BD+C has options to fit every project. Use a specialty option for unique needs or use New Construction and Major Renovations for everything else.

New Construction and Major Renovation. Addresses design and construction activities for both new buildings and major renovations of existing buildings that do not primarily serve the uses below. (Teams using LEED v4 may also use this option for multifamily residential projects that have nine or more stories).

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Who it's for

Core and Shell Development: For projects where the developer controls the design and construction of the entire mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection system but not the design and construction of the tenant fit-out.

Data Centers: Specifically designed and equipped to meet the needs of high-density computing equipment, such as server racks, used for data storage and processing.

Healthcare: For hospitals that operate twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and provide inpatient medical treatment, including acute and long-term care.

Hospitality: Dedicated to hotels, motels, inns or other businesses within the service industry that provide transitional or short-term lodging with or without food.

Retail: Addresses the unique needs of retailers—from banks, restaurants, apparel, electronics, big box and everything in between.
Schools. For buildings made up of core and ancillary learning spaces on K-12 school grounds. Can also be used for higher education and non-academic buildings on school campuses.


Warehouses and Distribution Centers: For buildings used to store goods, manufactured products, merchandise, raw materials or personal belongings, like self-storage.

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