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Bring LEED to your country

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.

Here's how

We are offering free LEED certification for two types of projects.

  1. 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.

  2. The first Platinum project in any country to certify using the newest version of LEED.

View the campaign rules and regulations.

Hear from our winners

“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

Learn more about LEED around the world through our LEED in Motion Reports.

Read about our winners

See which countries have won

Countries that are eligible for free LEED certification by bringing the first LEED project to their country.*

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Barbados
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Cyprus
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Fiji
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Guyana
Iceland
Iraq
Jamaica
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lesotho
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Macedonia
Malawi
Maldives
Mali
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Oman
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
Suriname
Swaziland
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tuvalu
Uganda
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Yemen
Zimbabwe

*Disclaimer: This list includes United Nations member states without a LEED certified project, excluding countries subject to U.S. trade sanctions.

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