What are the LEED commissioning requirements? All buildings seeking LEED certification must implement a commissioning process that meets the LEED rating system guidelines. The LEED guidelines also identify more advanced commissioning tasks that may be incorporated to earn an additional point(s).

Many of the measures that will be incorporated to achieve the level of energy efficiency required for a LEED rating are sophisticated and interdependent. Therefore, commissioning would be advisable even if it weren’t required, to ensure that the building performs as well in reality as it did on paper. Projects undertaking LEED certification should consult the most recent version of the LEED Green Building Rating System for detailed information.

More information about the LEED Rating System can be found on the U.S. Green Building Council’s website at www.usgbc.org.