By Celis Brisbin, Programs Manager
What is LEED O+M?
Meet the LEED solution for existing buildings everywhere. Existing buildings hold incredible promise—many older buildings around the world are inefficient and resource-depleting. With some keen attention to building operations, that can be turned around drastically by using LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance (LEED O+M).
Consider that it can take up to 80 years to make up for the environmental impacts of demolishing an existing building and constructing a new one, even if the resulting building is extremely energy efficient. You may have heard the phrase, “The greenest building is the one already built.” We believe it, and LEED can help you achieve it.
Who's it for?
While you may apply the LEED O+M rating system to any number of project types—from commercial high-rises to data centers—we’ve provided an array of common market sectors to give you a tailored experience that recognizes your project’s specialized requirements.
Still curious about LEED O+M? Visit our new LEED microsite to learn more.