LEED Certification

JW+A provides expert consulting services for LEED certification in the BD+C systems for designed buildings, ID+C for commercial interiors, and O+M for existing buildings.

LEED is the most widely used green building certification system in the world. It is developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and covers most types and functions in commercial and public buildings, residential, industrial, and is also used in interior design. LEED certification provides the tools to design and build healthy, efficient, and affordable buildings, and meeting the requirements allows for economic, environmental, and occupant benefits.

Which buildings can be LEED certified for?

LEED certification is available for new and existing buildings as well as interior design, including office or retail interiors and entire building complexes and districts.
In order to obtain LEED certification for a new building or interior design, it is necessary to meet the LEED requirements for design and construction and then have them verified by a GBCI certification body. After passing the verification, a certificate is awarded for the building.
To obtain a certificate for an existing building, it is necessary to meet LEED requirements based on data from the operation of the facility, and then their verification by the GBCI certifying body. Once the documentation is approved, LEED certification is granted for a period of 3 or 5 years.

LEED for Building Design and Construction (BD+C)-certified new construction

LEED certification covers newly constructed facilities, including:

  • Newly constructed facilities (New Construction),
  • Development-standard facilities, including office and retail (Core and Shell),
  • Schools,
  • Stores and shopping malls,
  • Warehouses and manufacturing facilities,
  • Hotels,
  • Educational facilities,
  • Hospitals.

LEED for Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) certification for interior design

Certifications for interiors include:

  • Commercial Interiors,
  • Hotels,
  • Stores.

LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M) certification for an existing building

Certifications for existing facilities include:

  • Existing facilities with a variety of functions,
  • Schools,
  • Stores and shopping malls,
  • Hotels,
  • Warehouses and manufacturing facilities,
  • Data centers.

How do I get LEED certified?

LEED AP Accredited Professionals

JW+A is a Silver level USGBC member organization. Our team includes qualified experts with LEED AP accreditations in BD+C for new construction and ID+C for commercial interiors as well as LEED Green Associate accredited specialists. Jerzy Wójcik, president of JW+A and a LEED consultant, has held a LEED AP accreditation since 2007, which he obtained as one of the first persons in Poland.

Working with LEED AP JW+A for your new building and interior
JW+A accredited professionals help building owners, developers and general contractors achieve certification. In order to obtain certification for a newly constructed building, requirements must be implemented that describe specific technical solutions or management of the design and construction process.
In order to optimally and effectively implement them, cooperation with JW+A experts consists of three basic stages:

LEED Pre-assessment

In this phase, our experts analyze the LEED guidelines and the solutions that can be implemented to meet them and, together with the customer, determine the manner and scope of their implementation.

Implementation of LEED requirements at the design stage and obtaining LEED pre-certification

Then, in cooperation with the project team, our experts help implement the solutions identified in the pre-certification phase and verify them for LEED compliance. JW+A’s expert analysis department also prepares energy models and additional expert analyses, such as thermal comfort or daylight availability analysis. At this stage, it is possible to obtain LEED pre-certification.

Implementation of LEED requirements during the construction phase and obtaining certification

JW+A experts help to carry out the construction process in accordance with LEED requirements in cooperation with the customer and the contractor and assist in the commissioning process – i.e. supervision of the correct design and construction of systems responsible for energy consumption in the building. The process ends with LEED certification upon completion of construction.

Our experts also conduct dedicated LEED trainings.

How can we help you?

Contact us at a JW+A office or submit your enquiry using the online form.

Jerzy Wójcik is an expert in green construction with over 9 years of experience as an architect, assessor and consultant.

Jerzy Wójcik
Director/Owner of JW+A

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