LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is The US Green Building Council's rating system that measures how well a building or community performs in energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
Important LEED Documents
LEED for Homes Project Checklist for California - last updated 4/1/2009
LEED for Homes Project Checklist for California for Mac - updated 3/13/2009
This document includes the project checklist and other associated documentation for single-family and low-rise LEED for Homes projects in California. Both PC- and Mac-native versions are available.
LEED for Homes 2008 California Addendum - added 04/15/2008
This document describes the compliance path prerequisites and credits in the Energy & Atmosphere section for single-family and low-rise LEED for Homes projects in California. Download the LEED for Homes national rating system from the USGBC's Web site, then use this addendum for guidance on on that section.
- View the 2nd Green Building Public Seminar video clip - LEED for Homes Compliance Guide Overview.
Mid-Rise Guidance for California 2008 - updated 8/20/2008
This document is the complete rating system to be used by LEED for Homes projects in California with four to six above-grade conditioned floors and also meet other Mid-Rise rating system eligibility requirements (see document). Use this document in place of the LEED for Homes national rating system and California addendum for all Mid-Rise projects.
Mid-rise Pilot Checklist file for California - updated 7/29/2008
This document contains the project checklist other associated documentation for Mid-Rise LEED for Homes projects in California.
CIR & ID Database - updated 4/09/2009
This document contains summaries of Credit Interpretation Requests (CIRs) and Innovation and Design (ID) reviews from the USGBC for LEED for Homes projects. This document can provide guidance to project teams on prerequisites and credits, but the ID credit responses are not to be considered a pre-approved for credit in new projects. ID credits are only available if confirmed by the USGBC on a case-by-case basis for registered projects.