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Elevating Your Building's Performance: A Look into LEED Certification with JDS


LEED Certification

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green building certification program that provides a framework for building owners and operators to improve the environmental and energy performance of their buildings.


LEED certification is based on a point system, and buildings can achieve different levels of certification depending on the number of points they earn. The higher the level of certification, the more sustainable and environmentally friendly the building is considered.


LEED Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance (EBOM) is a certification specifically for existing buildings. It focuses on improving the ongoing operations and maintenance of a building, reducing its environmental impact, and improving occupant health and comfort.


Why Get LEED Certified?


LEED certification offers numerous benefits to building owners, operators, and occupants.


Some of the benefits include:


  • Improved energy and water efficiency, resulting in lower utility bills

  • Improved indoor air quality, leading to better occupant health and productivity

  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts

  • Increased marketability and value of the building

  • Recognition as a leader in sustainable building practices


LEED Certification

How JDS Can Help with LEED Certification


As a Design-Build Owner Advisor, JDS can help guide building owners and operators through the LEED certification process.


Here are some of the ways JDS can assist with LEED certification:


  • Conduct a LEED feasibility study to determine whether pursuing certification is feasible and cost-effective for a building.

  • Develop a LEED certification strategy and guide how to achieve certification.

  • Manage the LEED documentation and certification process, including overseeing the required documentation submission to the US Green Building Council.

  • Ensure that the building design and construction team follows LEED requirements and provides technical assistance as needed.

  • Help building owners and operators understand and implement ongoing LEED requirements, such as monitoring and reporting energy and water usage.


JDS has extensive experience in sustainable consulting and LEED certification, having worked on numerous LEED-certified projects across various sectors. With our expertise and guidance, building owners and operators can confidently navigate the LEED certification process and achieve a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly building.


Do you have a project that could use some positive change? We’d love to hear from you.

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