LEED Building Information

As a result of a 2006 evaluation by GSA of sustainable building rating systems, the Administrator concluded that Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) remains the most credible rating system available to meet GSA’s needs. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) requires GSA to re-evaluate the rating systems every five years.

On October 25, 2013, GSA submitted its most recent set of recommendations to the Secretary of Energy. For more information, please visit GSA's green building certification system review website.

GSA has increased its minimum requirement for new construction and substantial renovation of Federally-owned facilities to LEED® Gold, the next highest level of certification. GSA presents these LEED® case studies to inspire the people who work for and with GSA to improve current practices and to encourage continuing innovations that create and maintain sustainable work environments.

GSA's Owned Portfolio of Buildings with LEED Certifications (as of June 2016):

  • 154 certifications including 49 gold and 10 platinum
  • Rating systems: 71 LEED NC, 60 LEED EB, 20 LEED CI, 3 LEED CS
  • Approximately 44.6 million square feet or 24% of the owned portfolio, by area
  • Nearly 1/3 of GSA's LEED Certifications are in Historic Buildings.

Last Reviewed: 2022-08-11