College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Scott Kelting, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


The purpose of this project was to establish a common decision-making process behind selections on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) scorecard. This report describes the similar and dissimilar motives and processes that lead construction project teams to choose the LEED credits to be implemented. By interviewing experienced project executives, architects, project managers, and LEED accredited professionals at industry-leading companies in the Bay Area, a summarization of the motives behind credit selection have been reported and commonalities and differences in the process have been noted. Through these interviews, time, cost, efficiency, and sensibility have all been considered prioritizing factors in the LEED decision-making process; because this project involved diverse individuals with various background and reputable business of different sizes and specializations, the results not only speak to the companies involved in this project, but those industry wide as well. It was found that while the initial LEED decision-making process is similar throughout the industry, the credit selection process varies greatly based on the companies and individuals involved. This project serves as a structural outline for LEED decision-making meetings, a guide for credit-selection reasoning, and a resource for future projects striving for LEED accreditation.

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Poster Board