Top Ten Building Certifications

The green building certification industry has absolutely exploded in the last five years, making it nearly impossible to keep track of all the NGO-administered, sub-national, and federal-level certifications available to building owners and occupiers. Nonetheless, here's an abridged list of the ones that crop up most often at Measurabl. Our customers have buildings in over a dozen countries around the globe, so if they use them, then it's a safe bet they're standards with some staying power!

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BEAM Plus

Hong Kong Green Building Council Hong Kong New, Existing
  • Site Aspects
  • Energy Use
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Materials Aspects
  • Water Use
  • Innovations and Additions
Rating & Certification Standard
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BREEAM

BRE Group International New, Existing, Renovations, and Community Planning
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Pollution
  • Transport
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Ecology
  • Management Processes
Rating & Certification Standard

CASBEE

Japan GreenBuild Council Japan & Asia All
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Local Environment
  • Indoor Environment
Tool, Rating, & Certification System

ENERGY STAR

US EPA United States Existing: Commercial and Industrial
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Carbon Emissions
Data Management System, Ranking, & Certification System

Green Globes

Green Building Initiative United States & Canada New, Existing and Sustainable Interiors
  • Project Management
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Materials & Resources
  • Emissions
  • Indoor Environment
Rating & Certification Standard
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Green Star

Green Building Council of Australia Australia & International New, Existing, and Renovation
  • Sustainable Sites
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Water Efficiency
  • Materials & Resource Use
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Emissions
  • Project/Environmental Management
Rating & Certification Standard

LEED

USGBC International New, Existing, and Renovation
  • Sustainable sites
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Water Efficiency
  • Materials and Resource Use
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Emissions
  • Operations and Maintenance
Rating & Certification Standard
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Living Building Challenge

International Living Future Institute International New and Existing
  • Sustainable Sites
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Water Efficiency
  • Materials and Resource Use
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Equity
  • Aesthetics
Certification Program

NABERS

NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Australia Existing
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Water Usage
  • Waste Management
  • Indoor Environment Quality
Rating System
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WELL Building Standard

GBCI International New and Existing
  • Lighting
  • Health
  • Fitness
  • Comfort
  • Mind
  • Indoor Environment Quality
  • Water
Certification Program

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