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LEED Green Building Certification

Get your LEED certification and ensure your building is green

Get your LEED certification and ensure your building is green

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a green building rating system developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The system ensures your business adheres to the LEED certification requirements and means that your buildings are dynamic, clean and cost effective, thereby attaining the status of being LEED certified.

TÜV SÜD ensures that your business complies with the numerous LEED certification conditions and help your buildings become LEED certified. With our proficiency in the LEED green building certification process, we can help make your path to becoming certified smoother, leading to a more efficient business portfolio with our team of first-class advisors.


What are the LEED certification requirements?

LEED uses a 100-point scale for rating and awards credits based on potential environmental impacts. Compliance with the LEED rating system for targeting the LEED Building Design and Construction Guide: New Construction scheme requires objective evidence that specific requirements have been met in the following areas of site sustainability:

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TÜV SÜD provides an independent and integrated suite of services that will guide stakeholders in accumulating credit points under the above-specified categories.


How can obtaining a LEED green building certification benefit your business?

street view with treesEstablishing your buildings as being LEED certified and sustainable not only means that you save on huge operational costs, it also means your business could be eligible for an increasing number of green government subsidies. Securing this green building certification offers a multitude of benefits. Beyond this, LEED certification also helps you identify and reduce potential ESG risk factors for your company and makes your assets significantly more attractive.



Benefits of obtaining LEED certification

  • Ensure that your project is ready for certification at the design stage by working with our expert advisors who are familiar with all aspects of green building
  • Benefit from our impartiality to objectively evaluate all relevant structural and technical considerations
  • Ensure a high level of acceptance of your project due to our proven track record of independence and engineering excellence


What LEED certification services does TÜV SÜD offer?

TÜV SÜD has a global network of experts who facilitate the entire LEED green building certification process. We will help define your sustainability objectives and assess the feasibility of certification for your building, new or old. Our experts work alongside your team to explore alternative means of meeting the objectives of the building owners, budget constraints and certification requirements.

Our LEED certification services include:

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TÜV SÜD can provide you with the following complete design advisory solutions:

  • Feasibility studies to assess likelihood of achieving LEED certification and conducting a thorough LEED appraisal
  • Formulate an action plan to becoming LEED compliant
  • Design reviews of mechanical and electrical systems according to LEED requirements
  • Energy modelling and simulation
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Site visits and periodic reviews throughout the project duration

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Green building facilitation

During the process, we track and report the team’s progress, oversee the coordination of documentation preparation and manage the coordination of LEED credit interpretation requests. Upon completion of the project, we assist in preparing the full LEED documentation package for submission to the relevant Certification Body.

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TÜV SÜD trains building facilities teams to maintain their building systems efficiently and helps them attain LEED green building certification. Together, these green services not only provide a holistic approach to helping building owners optimise their investments but also ensure that architects, factory owners and builders adopt eco-friendly designs effectively so that building occupants and factory workers enjoy a better indoor experience that has a minimal environmental impact, signifying that the building is LEED certified. 


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