LEED

For Cities and Communities

LEED: Cities and Communities

LEED for Cities and Communities focuses on different key aspects of a place that can function more sustainably, including natural systems, energy, water, waste, and transportation. This specific type of LEED certification aligns with one of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Credit Categories:

  • Natural systems and ecology
  • Transportation and land use
  • Water efficiency
  • Materials and resources
  • Quality of life

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

sustainable materials

Sustainable
Materials

lifecycle and facility management

Lifecycle & Facility
Management

energy management systems

Energy Management
Systems

monitoring performance

Monitoring
Performance

Process And Cost Information:

Start by registering your project with LEED online. Project teams can apply for either pre-certification and/or certification by submitting information through the Arc platform. 

Pre-certifcation review is a good option for teams who want more feedback from GBCI before final review. During preliminary review, GBCI will review the application and may have questions for the project team. If teams are not satisfied with initial review results, they can make changes to their application for an optional final review. 

There is a flat registration fee, pre-certification fee, and expedited review fee. Certification fees are unique to a project. Silver, gold, and platinum level members receive discounted pricing.