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SUSTAINABLE BUILDING CERTIFICATIONS
Sustainable building certification programs or tools emerged at the end of the 20th century around the world, with the aim of promoting green building and establishing frameworks for comparing buildings that consider all aspects of sustainability (economic, environmental or social). The common objectives to all the tools are:
1. Promote sustainability in building.
2. Establish criteria for the comparison and quantification of the sustainability of different building typologies.
3. Stimulate excellence in building sustainability.
4. Stimulate sustainability as an added value to the building as a product.
5. Contribute to decision making in the building design process.
6. Market stimulation through building differentiation.
7. Pursuit of excellence.
LEED® , the Leader in Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design, is an international standard and evaluation system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council in the 1990s to encourage the development of buildings based on sustainable and high-efficiency criteria. LEED provides an approach to building sustainability by recognizing its performance in five key areas of human health and the environment: sustainable location, water savings, energy efficiency, material selection, and environmental quality. Projects are scored against a set of standard credits, and the sum of points earned determines the level of certification: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. There are currently two versions of LEED (v2209 and v4), but as of October 2016, all projects applying for LEED certification must implement the parameters established in the LEEV v4 version.
It is a methodology for the evaluation and certification of buildings developed by GBCe association . The evaluation system is based on a performance method in accordance with the philosophy of the Technical Building Code and European Directives. At the base are the principles of bio-architecture and that the building has to be built respecting the environment, compatible with the surroundings and with high levels of comfort and quality of life for the users. The evaluation criteria are grouped into different thematic areas: site selection, location project and planning, quality of the previous space, energy and atmosphere, quality of service, natural resources and socioeconomic impact.