Global building accreditation schemes

Keeping track of which country uses which system can be a draining task. I hope to keep this page relatively up to date, to help both myself and you, the readers.

I did contemplate putting this on a wiki and making it interactive, but for the minute it remains a Google spreadsheet. If I get the urge I’ll be able to add more data and do analysis.

If you spot an omission, please email me and let me know.

In no way should commercial decisions be made on the basis of the information on this page – I will have made omissions and errors. Happy to correct them, but not liable for them!

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  • John Herbert

    BEAM – Hong Kong, website http://www.hk-beam.org.hk

  • John Herbert

    BEAM – Hong Kong, website http://www.hk-beam.org.hk

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    @John Herbert
    Added – thanks!

  • admin

    @John Herbert
    Added – thanks!

  • http://www.reegen.co.uk janet sanders

    Thanks Mel
    very interesting – dont know where you find the time!!!!
    cheers Jan

  • http://www.reegen.co.uk janet sanders

    Thanks Mel
    very interesting – dont know where you find the time!!!!
    cheers Jan

  • Matt Grace

    Hi Mel,
    LEED is very much the prevalant scheme out here in Canada. Green Globes, BuiltGreen (Alberta and BC) for single family and Boma Best have some popularity as well but LEED is seen as the primary scheme, I would say.

    Great blog

    Matt

  • Matt Grace

    Hi Mel,
    LEED is very much the prevalant scheme out here in Canada. Green Globes, BuiltGreen (Alberta and BC) for single family and Boma Best have some popularity as well but LEED is seen as the primary scheme, I would say.

    Great blog

    Matt

  • Sunil Jasuja

    two updates:
    1. In United Arab Emirates, LEED is widely used. there are 50+ LEED certified and nearly 700 registered buildings. Estidama is just a few months old, and technically speaking, only for the emirate of Abu Dhabi, not a national system for UAE.
    2. There are some LEED certified buildinga in India, but we now have our own system here. Its called GRIHA. http://www.grihaindia.org/

  • Sunil Jasuja

    two updates:
    1. In United Arab Emirates, LEED is widely used. there are 50+ LEED certified and nearly 700 registered buildings. Estidama is just a few months old, and technically speaking, only for the emirate of Abu Dhabi, not a national system for UAE.
    2. There are some LEED certified buildinga in India, but we now have our own system here. Its called GRIHA. http://www.grihaindia.org/

  • Peter Armitage

    One more! The China Three Star system. I couldn’t find much info on it though – the best was here: http://chinagreenbuildings.blogspot.com/2009/02/ministry-of-construction-green-building.html
    I’m not sure how much it is used though, it seems both LEED and BREEAM are gaining some traction in China.