LEED Volume Program celebrates its 500th certified pilot project

Washington, D.C. -- More than 500 building projects have certified through the LEED Volume Program since the pilot launched in 2006, according to the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED Volume Program streamlines the certification process for high-volume property owners and managers, from commercial real estate firms, national retailers and hospitality providers, to local, state and federal governments.

Utilizing a prototype-based approach, the program enables large-scale organizational builders and operators to deliver a consistent end product, earning LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification faster and at a lower cost than would be possible with individual building reviews. The certification program was designed to meet industry needs for a streamlined approach to certifying like buildings and spaces across a company’s portfolio.

Later this year, USGBC will introduce volume certification for existing buildings’ operations and maintenance, currently in pilot. To learn more about the LEED Volume program, visit www.usgbc.org/LEEDvolume.