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LEED + WELL Streamlined Certification Process

LEED version: v4.1, v4

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LEED + WELL Streamlined Certification Process

Buildings have the ability to significantly impact the health and wellbeing of those who live, work, and learn within them. They can also have impacts on those within the community that surrounds them. Promoting human health has been a foundational component of LEED since its earliest iterations and it is the core principle of the WELL Building Standard. For many organizations, occupant health has emerged as a top priority.

Together, USGBC and IWBI have developed a streamlined certification process supported by a suite of tools for projects pursuing a combination of the following rating systems: WELL V2 and LEED v4 BD+C, LEED v4 ID+C, LEED v4.1 BD+C, or LEED v4.1 ID+C.

This process acknowledges similar outcomes, intents or strategies for both rating systems – translating them into pathways that demonstrate achievement while also streamlining documentation requirements. This approach can be taken by projects that are pursuing both certifications at the same time or by those who have already earned one certification and are looking to add the other.

This suite includes:

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