What qualifies a building to get green certification?

World Green Building Council (WGBC) defines Green Building as a Building that can minimize negative impacts and can provide positive impacts on our climate and natural environment during its design, construction and/or operation stages.

What is green building award?

First launched in 2011, the World Green Building Council Chairman’s Awards are given to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the global sustainability movement.

What are the 4 building green categories?

Let’s look at the four basic elements in Green Building:

  • Increasing energy efficiency.
  • Materials selected for building your home.
  • Increasing the efficiency of water usage both in and outside of your home.
  • Improving air quality, which improves the health and productivity of your family.

Which green certification is best?

Top 11 Green Building Certifications That Can Increase Your Property’s Marketability

  • LEED.
  • Energy Star.
  • Green Globes.
  • Living Building Challenge.
  • National Green Building Standard.
  • GreenGuard.
  • WELL Building Standard.

How do I get LEED gold certified?

To achieve LEED Certified status requires 40 points; 50 points will put a site at the Silver level; between 60 and 79 points earn Gold certification; and buildings that reach a minimum of 80 points are awarded Platinum status.

How do you get LEED gold?

The more points you earn, the better the sustainability of the building. LEED-certified buildings can earn a total of 110 points, with buildings earning 80+ points being awarded LEED Platinum status….The Four LEED Certification Levels

  1. Certified: 40-49 Points.
  2. Silver: 50-59 Points.
  3. Gold: 60-79 Points.
  4. Platinum: 80+ Points.

Is getting LEED-Certified worth it?

“Having a LEED AP provides a strong foundation of knowledge that I can convey to other industry peers. The LEED AP provides a core of green construction principles that is seen in green building codes and aligns with rating system platforms.”

How many green building certifications are there?

It is estimated that there are nearly 600 green product certifications in the world with nearly 100 in use in the U.S., and the numbers continue to grow (Source: BuildingGreen).