About the LEED certificate
The building will be LEED-certified, at the Gold level.
The certificate is issued by the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council).
Additional information: http://new.usgbc.org/about. The aim of the USGBC is to change the practice of designing, constructing, and operating buildings.
Internationally, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely recognized and used green building certification programme, which offers the owners and operators of green buildings the practical and measurable framework of identification and implementation for designing, construction, operating, and maintaining green buildings.
Additional information: http://new.usgbc.org/leed
Each day, LEED certifies buildings with a total area of approximately 150000m² in over 130 countries. The LEED programme is used for the certification of buildings, homes, and environments. At the moment, there are about 50000 projects participating in the LEED programme, totalling over 800 million m² of certified construction area.
During certification, the project is assessed by the following main criteria:
1. Sustainable premises (location of the building, using existing areas available for construction, public transport, alternative transport, protection of natural settlements, etc.);
2. Efficiency of water use (efficient water use, both inside and outside of the building; reduction of water use);
3. Energy and environment (automatic control of systems that consume energy, reduction of energy use, non-use of cooling fluids that are harmful to the environment, measuring consumption, consuming green energy);
4. Materials and resources (sorting of construction waste, environmentally-friendly waste disposal, recycling, using local materials, etc.);
5. Quality of the internal climate in the building (indoor air quality, controlling smoking, controlling ambient air supply, boosting ventilation whenever required, avoiding the use of materials that emit harmful substances, temperature control of the internal climate in the building, daylight penetration, eye contact with the outside world, etc.);
6. Innovation and planning process (innovation in terms of technical and other solutions);
7. Regional priorities