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LEED is the most widely recognized green building certification program in the world.
It is USGBC’s mission to bring the environmental and human health benefits of green buildings to all and we are committed to accelerating the uptake of LEED in new and existing markets.
We believe that LEED can make a difference. We are committed to help you bring LEED to your country while encouraging its continued growth in countries where LEED is flourishing.
We are offering free LEED certification for two types of projects.
The first projects to certify in the over 100 countries where LEED has yet to take root. Review the countries that are able to participate below.
The first Platinum project in any country to certify using the newest version of LEED.
“LEED served as a yard stick for us. In every discussion with the project team we would say, ‘You know what, maybe we can do this, too.’ You start adding a few small things—you advance. You build upon everyone’s ideas. The learning curve for this project was huge and rewarding.” Deepa Sathiaram, LEED Fellow and project lead for the first LEED-certified building in South Sudan
"The development pipeline in Zagreb has slowed to a trickle over recent years, but the certification of Business Center Adris is a strong indication that the market is turning. LEED certification sends a strong message that the building meets international quality and sustainability standards. As market confidence improves, I anticipate that this building will be seen as a trendsetter and that almost all future office developments will also be certified." LEED AP Michael Smithing, Director of the Green Building Advisory for Eastern Europe at Colliers International and project consultant on the first LEED-certified building in Croatia
Learn more about LEED around the world through our LEED in Motion Reports.
Countries that are eligible for free LEED certification by bringing the first LEED project to their country.*
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
*Disclaimer: This list includes United Nations member states without a LEED certified project, excluding countries subject to U.S. trade sanctions.