LEED for Existing Buildings
The LEED for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance Rating System helps building owners and operators measure operations, improvements and maintenance on a consistent scale, with the goal of maximizing operational efficiency while minimizing environmental impacts. LEED for Existing Buildings O & M addresses whole-building cleaning and maintenance issues (including chemical use), water efficiency, energy efficiency, sustainable purchasing, recycling programs, exterior maintenance programs, and ongoing indoor air quality. It can be applied both to existing buildings seeking LEED certification for the first time and to projects previously certified under LEED for New Construction, Schools, or Core & Shell.
Lowering operating costs and increasing your organization's TBL (Triple Bottom Line) is the focus of LEED for EB O&M. Green building practices can substantially reduce or eliminate negative environmental impacts through high-performance operation practices. As an added benefit, green operations and management reduce operating costs, enhance marketability, increase workers' productivity, and reduce potential liability resulting from indoor air quality problems.
The LEED for EB O&M rating system is a set of performance standards for certifying the operations and maintenance of existing commercial or institutional buildings and high-rise residential buildings of all sizes, both public and private. The intent is to promote high-performance, healthful, durable, affordable, and environmentally sound practices in existing buildings.
Want to learn more?
Attend the LEED for Existing Buildings Member Circle. We discuss LEED EB credits and tour facilities in West Michigan. See the calendar of events for upcoming events.
Mission: To transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, in a way that improves the quality of life in West Michigan.