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What is LEED?

  • LEED is one of the most popular green building certification programs used worldwide.
  • Compliance with LEED in the UAE is optional but is often used in addition to Estidama & Al Sa'fat.
  • LEED covers new & existing buildings.
  • Construction & Operational ratings are part of the LEED system.
  • A certified LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) must always be engaged for LEED projects.

Our Approach

LEED ratings are complex, can take months to approve and have a direct impact on the development schedule. Our online procurement and audit process ensures all submittal documentation is thoroughly checked for content and quality paving the way for the fastest possible approval process.

For Designers

Unlike Estidama and Al Sa’fat, LEED submissions at design stage are not compulsory, however it is highly recommended that all projects submit for design review wherever possible to test all design stage credits for compliance and formalise the project scorecard.

Our function is to guide the design team on matters of sustainability compliance to avoid Change Orders during construction.

For Contractors

If it is a contractual responsibility for the contractor to engage their own LEED AP then this appointment should occur from the day the construction contract is awarded. From this point forward (provided a design review has been undertaken) the contractor is usually only responsible for the construction stage credits within the scorecard.

Full supporting documentation must be retained during construction but need only be submitted on demand should the USGBC ask for it.

Our online management systems ensure all documents are collected and collated during the course of the project before key staff have been demobilised.

For Suppliers

LEED compliance for building materials varies between projects in accordance with the particular scorecard. Supporting technical data relating to sustainability specifications must be provided with all quotations before materials can be approved and procured.

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Our services cover the supply chain of building products. We provide tools & guidance for suppliers which will enhance the performance of your product line.

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We have developed online systems and cutting edge technology designed to deliever the best consulting services & experience available for all stakeholders. Our systems and procedures ensure your project will meet it's compliance targets easily and efficiently.

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With around 200 rated buildings in the UAE and internationally our experience is second to none. We have covered all types of buildings in each of the development stages.

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If you're new to sustainability and would like to learn more we offer free resources and other material.

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