LEED is not the only set of performance standards and guidelines and may not be appropriate for all projects. It is certainly possible to design and construct energy efficient and ecologically sound buildings without reference to LEED guidelines. Nor does LEED certification guarantee the best possible outcomes.
There are many types of rating systems including BREEAM, CASBEE, GBTool, Green Globes, Energy Star, and The Natural Step. Additionally, there are a variety on non-rating systems that serve as protocols and standards with Standard 189P in the works for providing a baseline for sustainable design, construction and operations in the U.S. The insights identified through the application of different systems, evaluative methodologies, and emerging technologies can provide a wealth of options and opportunities that go well beyond current certifications.
We can help you to understand and to navigate the different systems, and to explore a variety of options that will help you develop the best possible project.