Arc

Arc

Through innovative use of data and technology, ARC helps spaces measure their performance as it relates to sustainability. ARC is user friendly, allowing individuals to sign up and manage their own data on a small or large scale. ARC is associated with both the USGBC and GBCI, making it extremely compatible for certifications designed by either of those two organizations. There are five categories for Arc Performance Certificates: energy, water, waste, transportation, and human experience.  Certificates do not 'expire', but if data is older than 365 days, the performance score will turn to 0. 

Sub-rating systems:

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Transportation 
  • Human Experience

Certification Focus Areas

Greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse Gas
Emissions

existing buildings

Existing
Buildings

energy efficiency

Energy
Efficiency

solar renewable energy

Solar Renewable
Energy

interior quality

Interior
Quality

energy management systems

Energy Management
Systems

monitoring performance

Monitoring
Performance

Process and Cost Information:

To begin the process for achieving an Arc Performance certification, create an account or log in and create an Arc project. Add data or a link to information managed by an Arc partner. The data required for Arc Performance Certificates are the same data as used in LEED v4.1 O+M. 

There are a variety of plans available through Arc, which should be chosen based on the needs of a project. The pricing varies by plan and there are options to be billed monthly or annually.