LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world
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|Strengths• Most widely used green building rating system in the world: 2.4 million+ square feet are certified every day with more than 94,000 projects using LEED.
• Flexibility: Available for virtually all building, community and home project types. Works for all building types anywhere. (over 165 countries and territories.)
• Provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. Buildings save energy, water, resources, generate less waste and support human health.
• LEED certification is a globally recognised symbol of sustainability achievement.
|Weaknesses• No open License availability|
|Opportunities• Inspire project teams to seek innovative solutions
• Support public health and our environment
• Saving building owners money over a project’s life cycle.
• Investment in sustainability and green buildings
• Lack of sophisticated categorisation of green building types and reflecting the heterogeneity of green building costs
|Threats• Restriction of database and case studies to the availability of data and reflecting only specific types of green buildings.
• High implementation/ customisation cost
• No open License availability
• Difficulty of demanding empirical studies (subjective and objective).
• Lack of sophisticated categorisation of green building types and reflecting the heterogeneity of green building costs, which may result in finding false correlations between variables.
• Normalisation of data if gathered from various sources to minimise data collection errors