LEED Dynamic Plaque gives owners and tenants ability to monitor building performance

Continuous performance metrics should help to raise standards

August 04, 2014 |
Photo: USGBC

The LEED Dynamic Plaque could aid certified buildings in maintaining performance with up-to-date information about water and energy use, waste reduction efforts, occupant experience, and other green performance categories. The USGBC released the dynamic plaque tool earlier this year so that property managers can have better information to monitor a building’s performance and make improvements to boost the property’s LEED score.

The plaques are publicly displayed within a building and can be viewed by anyone. The devices are meant to encourage more interaction with occupants, owners, and investors on a building’s LEED status.

As more asset managers want to know if potential acquisitions are LEED-certified, they may also be interested in monitoring performance when they consider purchasing properties or renewing leases. With continuous monitoring, the LEED Dynamic Plaque allows investors, asset managers and even tenants to demand an actively managed LEED score within a certain range.

A company’s real estate team can ask landlords to more frequently report on sustainability targets at each location, as well as conduct regular occupant satisfaction surveys. They can ask that the LEED Dynamic Plaque score never drop below a certain score, or that occupant satisfaction never dip below a certain percentage. This will help to ensure that LEED certified buildings are properly maintained and being operated as intended in the design.


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