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Anadolu University, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Turkey

IJET 2013 Vol.5(4): 438-442 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2014.V5.592

A Study of the Relationship between Credits in the LEED-EB&OM Green Building Rating System

Jack C. P. Cheng and Lucky J. Ma
Abstract—LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a credit-based green building rating system. Considering that a better understanding of the relationships between credits would help managers better achieve green building certification, this study analyzed 1381 projects that have been certified in LEED-Existing Building versions 2008 and 2009. The credits achieved by those projects were analyzed using data mining techniques to discover hidden inter-relationships and the effects on high-scoring sustainable design strategies. The data mining results were compared with the credit pairs provided by LEED AP consultants from the engineering perspective. Additional hidden credit pairs were also discovered.

Index Terms—LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a credit-based green building rating system. Considering that a better understanding of the relationships between credits would help managers better achieve green building certification, this study analyzed 1381 projects that have been certified in LEED-Existing Building versions 2008 and 2009. The credits achieved by those projects were analyzed using data mining techniques to discover hidden inter-relationships and the effects on high-scoring sustainable design strategies. The data mining results were compared with the credit pairs provided by LEED AP consultants from the engineering perspective. Additional hidden credit pairs were also discovered.

The authors are with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong, China (e-mail: {cejcheng, jmaae}@ust.hk).

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Cite:Jack C. P. Cheng and Lucky J. Ma, "A Study of the Relationship between Credits in the LEED-EB&OM Green Building Rating System," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 536-540, 2013.

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