LEED and BREEAM are two major green building certifications in the world. To find out which one would be most beneficial for your projects, it’s necessary to understand the difference between the two systems.

Sustainable buildings

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) are both issued for green buildings with the primary objective being to actively promote a more sustainable society. However, the process from design to certified building looks rather different for the two systems.

A steadier path towards certification Vs greater design freedom

Recognised as the stricter of the two systems, BREEAM comes with a number of guidelines as well as the support of a licensed assessor who will guide you through the design process.

LEED allows for greater design freedom, but the process towards certification might require more paperwork from the designers and architects.

Essentially, both certification systems are good. Your choice will depend on how you would like to handle the process.

Download our comparison guide to help you with your decision.