College and university projects can present unique challenges in pursuit of LEED certification. Most higher-education building projects involving new construction or major renovations will fall under the LEED Building Design and Construction (BD+C) Rating System. This rating system was originally conceived of to address a single, stand-alone building project with its own dedicated site. A campus setting, where a building project is one of many on a shared site, can present unique challenges in pursuing LEED certification. This Tip Sheet was developed to provide LEED practitioners with guidance to understand and overcome some of these challenges.
There are three distinct approaches for pursing certification in a campus setting: