The LEED Green Building Rating System® for New Commercial and
Major Renovation (LEED-NC v2.2) provides a set of performance
standards for certifying the design and construction phases of
commercial, institutional buildings, and high-rise residential
buildings. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental
The USGBC web site maintains the most current information
regarding the LEED-NC v2.2. Successful achievement of a LEED Rating
may require additional resources as referenced on the external
Energy Design Resources contains a vast database of energy
efficient design practices that relate directly to meeting the
intent of LEED as well as achieving specific credit requirements.
These EDR webpages are organized to serve as a roadmap for
individuals or design teams interested in learning more about
sustainable practices that are consistent with LEED credit
categories and credits.
The majority of EDR resources support successful achievement of
LEED's Energy and Atmosphere credits through the promotion of
energy efficiency. Additional resources assist or supplement other
LEED credits through the application of integrated and sustainable
design and construction practices. Although not all EDR resources
were written or designed with the primary goal of achieving LEED
credit, many provide valuable supplementary information and
The goal of these webpages is to provide a portal for accessing
EDR resources through the framework of the LEED rating system.
EDR-related references such as on-line tools, case studies, design
briefs, and design guidelines are provided for the six major LEED
categories. Requirements, strategies, and helpful hints for each
LEED credit are available.
Through the Savings By Design program, which is related to Energy
Design Resources, five major California utilities offer design
assistance and incentives to building owners and design teams that
may help buildings qualify under the LEED rating system.
The utilities, PG&E, SDG&E, SCE, So. Cal. Gas, and SMUD,
also offer educational activities and tool lending libraries.
Yes, various high performance K-12 schools, libraries, office
buildings, and college campus buildngs have been completed in
California and qualified for both. View representative
Since 1998, EDR has been developing a palette of tools (software,
case studies, design briefs and guidelines, etc.) to assist
building owners and design teams with issues related to energy
efficiency. In the last couple of years, sustainable design
strategies (orientation, water efficiency,shading strategies, cool
roofs, etc.) have become more prominient. This trend will continue
and more resources pertaining to both energy efficiency and
sustainable design will continue to be added to the EDR
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linkages to EDR Handout