LEED-EB makes LEED certification available to existing buildings and provides an opportunity for ongoing recertification for previously certified LEED buildings. LEED-EB helps building owners and managers bring the performance of their buildings up to a high level and maintain high performance over the long term. Benefits of LEED-EB include energy savings, water savings, and healthier indoor environments, according to the USGBC.
USGBC announces new Green Building Rating System
December 21, 2004
The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has recently released its LEED for Existing Building (LEED-EB) Green Building Rating System. LEED-EB was designed to meet market demand for an existing building rating system following the success of LEED for New Construction (LEED-NC), the USGBC's current rating system for new construction.